SortingConfiguration - Amazon Kendra API Reference


Specifies the document attribute to use to sort the response to a Amazon Kendra query. You can specify a single attribute for sorting. The attribute must have the Sortable flag set to true, otherwise Amazon Kendra returns an exception.

You can sort attributes of the following types.

  • Date value

  • Long value

  • String value

You can't sort attributes of the following type.

  • String list value



The name of the document attribute used to sort the response. You can use any field that has the Sortable flag set to true.

You can also sort by any of the following built-in attributes:

  • _category

  • _created_at

  • _last_updated_at

  • _version

  • _view_count

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 200.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_][a-zA-Z0-9_-]*

Required: Yes


The order that the results should be returned in. In case of ties, the relevance assigned to the result by Amazon Kendra is used as the tie-breaker.

Type: String

Valid Values: DESC | ASC

Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: