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I'm trying to figure out why not all of my Metadata terms appear as refiners in the Refinement Panel.

I have the following content type structure:

  • Lawyer
  • Office
  • News

There are Metadata terms for:

  • Lawyer
  • Office

The content types are related to each other via Metadata columns:

  • Lawyer has an Office
  • News is related to Lawyers
  • News is related to Offices

When I perform a search, Related Offices always appears in the Refinement Panel, allowing me to filter results by Office.

However, none of the other Metadata columns appear as refiners. For example, I expect that would be able to also filter by Lawyer when I have News items in the search results.

I ran a full search crawl.

I also started experimenting with the Filter Category Definition property of the Refinement Panel, specifically the MetadataThreshold property (setting it to 0), but that hasn't made a difference.

<Category    
   Title="Managed Metadata Columns"    
   Description="Managed metadata of the documents"  
   Type="Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.TaxonomyFilterGenerator"      
   MetadataThreshold="0"
   NumberOfFiltersToDisplay="3"
   MaxNumberOfFilters="20"
   ShowMoreLink="True"
   MappedProperty="ows_MetadataFacetInfo"
   MoreLinkText="show more"    
   LessLinkText="show fewer" /> 

Appreciate the help!

EDIT: Wanted to add that I'm provisioning the metadata columns according to this blog post by Ari Bakker.

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Did you find an answer for this ? –  user7178 Mar 1 '12 at 16:27
    
Unfortunately not –  George Durzi Mar 1 '12 at 23:51
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Are those columns site columns? Have you performed a full crawl? This site may help you to solve your problem.

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have you set the Number of Categories to Display found on the Refinement tab in the web part properties of the Refinement Panel to a higher number than 6?

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Would make a better comments than a answer. –  Hugh Wood Nov 13 '12 at 16:26
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