Sorting search results

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tweepulse
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Sorting search results

Post by tweepulse » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:40 pm

Hello,

I'm starting to use OPS API. So far, Api Doc is very clear, I can manage to do what I want, except one problem : how can I sort results in bibliographic search ?
In Espacenet, I can sort results by relevance, priority, or publication date. In OPS Api, I cannot find such option, and I do not know how the results are sorted. I'd really need to sort results by relevance, like ine espacenet.

Thanks,

Thomas


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Re: Sorting search results

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am

Hi,

OPS is web-service access to raw data, it does not apply same business rules as processed data in tools like Espacenet can. You cannot sort in OPS.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS


tweepulse
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Re: Sorting search results

Post by tweepulse » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:44 am

Hello,

Got it, thanks for your answer,

Thomas


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