Alphabetical ordering of facet values - Supportanfragen - IBM Support The sort order of facet query result using REAT API does not change by the sortOrder parameter. For whichever order chosen, descendant order ("desc") or ascending order ("asc"), the facet order remains the same.
Example: The sort value facet parameter by descending or ascending (below URL’s) for REST API will produce the same output result:
REST API documentation for Watson Explorer Analytical Component (WEX AC) version 10 and above, as well as Watson Content Analytics ( WCA) version 3.5, explains that for facet query, sortOrder parameter exists. However, only descendant order (parameter value as "desc") is effective, as this is the default setting for the search query REST API. Changing the parameter value as ascending order ("asc") will not change the order of search result output.
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