Ordering by name

As part of my data I have a name attribute, which at a minimum contains a first and last name.

EG: “John Smith”

Lets say there are two records with the names: “John Smith” and “Abe Johnson”. Searching for “John” will produce Abe first and John Smith second as I assume this is happening alphabetically.

Is there a way to refine the results so if someone searches “John”, john comes up first…


It should do that if:

  • you have the default ranking formula
  • you have that the attribute in “ordered” so matching in the first word ranks the result higher.