Configure Homepage Entity Link Sorting Options
It would be nice to have the ability to configure sort options for entity links on the homepage.
Under Configuration->Portals & Profiles->Research Portal->Research Portal Configuration->Header/Footer->Header->Entities, the entity links listed can't be configured. There is an item for portalLink that can be enable/disable but can't be customize. The resulting URL that is generated contains the parameter: SORT=RANK.
Since the portalLink displays a browsable listing of Esploro items, it would be more desirable to show items sorted by DATE_D because no search query is specified. The setting SORT=RANK displays records in seemingly random order.
This request has been implemented in our April release (2022).
You can control the default sort of asset search results by reordering (by drag and drop) the sort options in the configuration screen - the default would be the first option in the list.
Go to Configuration > Portal and Profiles > Research Portal Configuration and select the Asset Search Page tab.
For a more detailed explanation you can also see our online help here - https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Esploro/Product_Documentation/Esploro_Online_Help_(English)/Configuring_the_Research_Portal_and_Profiles/Configuring_the_Researcher_Portal#Asset_Search_Page_Tab