function hook_ranking


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Provide additional methods of scoring for core search results for nodes.

A node's search score is used to rank it among other nodes matched by the search, with the highest-ranked nodes appearing first in the search listing.

For example, a module allowing users to vote on content could expose an option to allow search results' rankings to be influenced by the average voting score of a node.

All scoring mechanisms are provided as options to site administrators, and may be tweaked based on individual sites or disabled altogether if they do not make sense. Individual scoring mechanisms, if enabled, are assigned a weight from 1 to 10. The weight represents the factor of magnification of the ranking mechanism, with higher-weighted ranking mechanisms having more influence. In order for the weight system to work, each scoring mechanism must return a value between 0 and 1 for every node. That value is then multiplied by the administrator-assigned weight for the ranking mechanism, and then the weighted scores from all ranking mechanisms are added, which brings about the same result as a weighted average.

Return value

An associative array of ranking data. The keys should be strings, corresponding to the internal name of the ranking mechanism, such as 'recent', or 'comments'. The values should be arrays themselves, with the following keys available:

  • title: (required) The human readable name of the ranking mechanism.
  • join: (optional) The part of a query string to join to any additional necessary table. This is not necessary if the table required is already joined to by the base query, such as for the {node} table. Other tables should use the full table name as an alias to avoid naming collisions.
  • score: (required) The part of a query string to calculate the score for the ranking mechanism based on values in the database. This does not need to be wrapped in parentheses, as it will be done automatically; it also does not need to take the weighted system into account, as it will be done automatically. It does, however, need to calculate a decimal between 0 and 1; be careful not to cast the entire score to an integer by inadvertently introducing a variable argument.
  • arguments: (optional) If any arguments are required for the score, they can be specified in an array here.

Related topics

4 functions implement hook_ranking()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

comment_ranking in modules/comment/comment.module
Implements hook_ranking().
file_entity_file_ranking in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module
Implements hook_file_ranking().
node_ranking in modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_ranking().
statistics_ranking in modules/statistics/statistics.module
Implements hook_ranking().
3 invocations of hook_ranking()
hook_search_admin in modules/search/search.api.php
Add elements to the search settings form.
node_search_admin in modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_search_admin().
_node_rankings in modules/node/node.module
Gathers the rankings from the the hook_ranking() implementations.


modules/node/node.api.php, line 967
Hooks provided by the Node module.


function hook_ranking() {
  // If voting is disabled, we can avoid returning the array, no hard feelings.
  if (variable_get('vote_node_enabled', TRUE)) {
    return array(
      'vote_average' => array(
        'title' => t('Average vote'),
        // Note that we use i.sid, the search index's search item id, rather than
        // n.nid.
        'join' => 'LEFT JOIN {vote_node_data} vote_node_data ON vote_node_data.nid = i.sid',
        // The highest possible score should be 1, and the lowest possible score,
        // always 0, should be 0.
        'score' => 'vote_node_data.average / CAST(%f AS DECIMAL)',
        // Pass in the highest possible voting score as a decimal argument.
        'arguments' => array(variable_get('vote_score_max', 5)),