I'm trying to sort the IComponent list by a "Field Value" in the component using ExtendedQueryParameters, but by default the QuerySortField is assigned with default value. Help me to sort with other fields in the component.

Example, I want to sort the list by date field in the component.

How can I change this QuerySortField,

public ExtendedQueryParameters()
    // Default all parameters
    QuerySchemas = new string[]{};
    MetaQueryValues = new List<MetaQueryItem>();
    MetaQueryLogic = QueryLogic.AllCriteriaMatch;

    KeywordValues = new List<KeywordItem>();
    KeywordQueryLogic = QueryLogic.AllCriteriaMatch;

    LastPublishedDate = DateTime.MinValue;

    **QuerySortField = "ItemTitle";**
    SortType = MetaSortFieldType.STRING;
    SortType = MetaSortFieldType.DATETIME;
    QuerySortOrder = MetaQueryOrder.Ascending;
    MaximumComponents = int.MaxValue;

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QuerySortField is public property, you can update the value.

but i think you can have only fields of type SortColumn(ItemCreationDate, ItemMajorVersion, many more) from Tridion.ContentDelivery.DynamicContent.Query.SortParameterclass and Meta data Field of your component, if date field in your question is meta datafield you can get result as per your requirement, but with non-metaField its not possible. You can also update that field to MetaData field.

var parameters = new ExtendedQueryParameters();
parameters.QuerySortField = "YourcustomMetaField"; 
parameters.SortType = ExtendedQueryParameters.MetaSortFieldType.DATETIME; parameters.PublicationId = publicationID; 
parameters.QuerySchemas = new[] { schemaId }; 

you can also try CD API

var publicationCriteria = new PublicationCriteria(publicationId);
var itemScemaCriteria = new ItemSchemaCriteria(SchemaTcmUri.ItemId);
var customMetaKeyCriteria = new CustomMetaKeyCriteria("MetaIssueDate", Criteria.Equal);
Criteria[] finalCriteria = { publicationCriteria, itemScemaCriteria, customMetaKeyCriteria};
var query = new Query(CriteriaFactory.And(finalCriteria));
var customMetaKeyColumnDate = new CustomMetaKeyColumn("MetaIssueDate", MetadataType.DATE);
var sortParameter = new SortParameter(customMetaKeyColumnDate, SortParameter.Descending);
var result = query.ExecuteQuery();
  • am able get the sort by the Metadata field but i want this to combine with Keyword filter and Mate data sort. below code is giving error. var queryParameters = new ExtendedQueryParameters(); string[] schemas = { SchemaUri }; queryParameters.QuerySchemas = schemas; queryParameters.PublicationId = ID; queryParameters.KeywordValues = keys; queryParameters.QuerySortField = "date"; queryParameters.SortType =ExtendedQueryParameters.MetaSortFieldType.DATETIME; FindComponents(queryParameters)
    – Balajhi SV
    Aug 5, 2014 at 10:39
  • is this keyword part of metadata?
    – Raj Kumar
    Aug 5, 2014 at 11:16
  • keywords are not part of Metadata; if this can be resolved by moving to meta i can move it. please provide more details on the code for keyword filter in metadata..
    – Balajhi SV
    Aug 5, 2014 at 12:52
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    if its part of metadata, normal metadata query should work just provide the "xmlname" of that metafield in the query
    – Raj Kumar
    Aug 5, 2014 at 14:47
  • any other way if the keyword is not in meta data...
    – Balajhi SV
    Aug 5, 2014 at 16:55

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