Sort Filter

Before reading about this filter take a look at the base configuration which applies for all filters.

This filter is used for sorting the documents.

Sort filter specific options

Setting name Meaning
choices Associative array that defines all available sorting possibilities

Formation of choices array:

Each choice in choices array is a way to sort data. choices is an associative array, where keys identify unique ways of sorting data. This key will also appear in the url once a sorting choice is selected (e.g. where price_desc is the key of a choice).

Formation of each choice:

Each choice accepts several parameters:

Setting name Meaning
field Specifies the field in repository to sort on. (e.g. item_color)
order Order to sort by. Default asc. Valid values: asc, desc.
default Specifies whether this choice is the default one. Default false.
mode Interprets the value of sorting when defined field is an array. For any arrays: min, max, for numeric arrays avg, sum.
fields Used when sorting on several fields at once. More information below

The main parameters here are field, order and mode. If there is a need to sort on several fields, you can specify the fields parameter, which is just a set of the three parameters specified before.

default should only be set to true in one choice.

Since this filter works with several ES fields, depending on the request, the document_field value should be set to null (~).

Configuration example:

# app/config/config.yml
    # ...
            type: sort
            request_field: sort
            document_field: ~
                # single field sorting
                stock_asc: { field: stock, default: true, order: asc }
                stock_desc: { field: stock, order: desc }
                # molti field sorting
                        - {field: price, order: desc}
                        - {field: hits, order: desc}
                        - {field: price, order: desc}
                        - {field: hits, order: asc}

Query composition

Considering the configuration above, if we execute a request The following will be added to a search:

    "sort": [
            "price": {
                "order": "desc"
            "hits": {
                "order": "asc"

Because a default value is specified, request query that does not contain sort parameter will have its results sorted according to stock ascending.

Take a look in the basics topic how to pass Request object to the controller for execute filtering.

Usage in the templates

Sort filter returns ChoiceAwareViewData as the result set for view data. Each choice is a possible option for sorting data and the usage of it is similar to the one from the Choice filter.

Here is an example of how to create a list of options for sorting in twig environment:

{% set sortFilter = filters.search_sort %}
    {% for choice in sortFilter.choices %}
            {% if %}
                <a href="{{ path('your_route', choice.unsetUrlParameters) }}" class="active">
            {% else %}
                <a href="{{ path('your_route', choice.urlParameters) }}">
            {%  endif %}
                {{ choice.label|trans() }}</a>
    {% endfor %}

Notice here that the label of each choice is the key specified in the configuration. We highly recommend including your keys in Symfony translations to give them nice, descriptive names.