The Result Control Options enable you to enable and configure the various types of sorting and/or paging controls shown when you use the DefaultHeader.xsl or DefaultFooter.xsl template (or a custom template designed to display the result-control elements).
Use the following setting to enable, disable and/or configure the result controls:
• Enable sorting control: Mark this check box to display links that enable users to sort the result list (e.g., by relevance, author or date). The sorting criteria presented are those configured as sorting properties for the search-tab configuration that applies at the run time. See “Sorting Properties” for details about how to configure properties for use with this control.
• Enable grouping control: Mark this check box to display a control that enables users to group results on the page (e.g., by the author, file type, etc.). The grouping criteria presented are those configured as grouping properties for the search-tab configuration that applies at the run time. See “Grouping Properties” for details about how to configure properties for use with this control.
• Enable paging control: Mark this check box to display controls for stepping between several pages of results.
• Max page links: Use this setting to control a maximum number of page links to place between the “previous” and “next” paging controls. Users can use this link to jump directly, for example, from the first to the fifth page of results. Set this to zero to disable page links and provide the next/previous controls only.
Figure: Example of a Search Summary Web part that uses the DefaultHeader.xsl template and is configured to show sorting controls, paging controls, and up to five-page links