Export: An export search is another type of search operation that runs immediately, does not create a
job for the search, and starts streaming results immediately. Results are returned in reverse order from other searches―from the oldest results to the newest.
As far as I can see, that last sentence of this bullet point in the documentation is completely wrong. When I run an "export" search using the Java SDK the newest events are returned first. This is reproducible using the example program that comes with the SDK (described at http://dev.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAEFF#export).
It would be brilliant if there was a way to export events in ascending time order using the SDK. Has anyone managed to do this?