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Offline 10.3 GeocodeServer ranking suggestions

Question asked by jay.gregory on Jan 14, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2015 by jay.gregory

I'm trying to create a simple (offline) city, state geocode service in Server 10.3.  I created the address locator (with suggestions enabled), specifying population field for ranking the results, and then changed the *.loc.xml "ranking" node from ascending to descending (so cities with higher populations will be ranked earlier not later).  I rebuilt the locator then published as a service.  However, the suggestions still return results in ascending order (those with lower populations).  So is the ranking feature available in the service, or only in the address locator when consumed in ArcMap?  Am I doing something wrong?