Script Based Sorting & query-based score

Hi. Is it possible to combine painless script-based sorting with default query-based score? What I'm after is this:

  "query": {
    "simple_query_string": {
      "fields": ["name"],
      "query": "foobar*"
  "sort": {
    "_script": {
      "type": "number",
      "script": "doc.someValue.value * 1.1 - ${SCORE_OF_THE_QUERY}",
      "order": "desc"

If not possible, any tips on how to handle this? Basically I need the similarity of the name to have certain importance but also take into account the numerical document values (someValue in this example).


You should look at a function score query with a script_score. The original score of a document will be available to the script as _score.

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