IsSorted (DocumentCollection - Java)

Read-only. Indicates whether the documents in a collection are sorted. A collection is sorted only when it results from a full-text search.

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public boolean isSorted()
    throws NotesException

Legal values

  • true if the collection is sorted
  • false if the collection is not sorted


When a collection is sorted, the documents are sorted by relevance score with the most relevant document appearing first. A relevance score is a number assigned to each document that matches a particular full-text search query. The number is related to the number of matches that were found in the document.