I am having the same problem as this post: social.msdn.com. I am aware that they have an answer but I can't seem to understand what they mean.
So I have set up a managed property and then added it to my refinement panel using this code:
<Category Title="Loan Category" Description="Use this filter to restrict results by Loan Category" Type="Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.ManagedPropertyFilterGenerator" MetadataThreshold="5" NumberOfFiltersToDisplay="4" MaxNumberOfFilters="20" SortBy="Frequency" SortByForMoreFilters="Name" SortDirection="Descending" SortDirectionForMoreFilters="Ascending" ShowMoreLink="True" MappedProperty="LoanCategory" MoreLinkText="show more" LessLinkText="show fewer" />
However when I do a search on my production enviroment it displays all kinds of GUIDs for the categories as well as the categories I am looking for.
The crawled properties that I have mapped to this managed property are as follows: Loan Category(Text), ows_Loan_x0020_Category(Text), Loan_x0020_Category(Text)
I originally had "ows_taxId_Loan_x0020_Category(Text)" mapped as well however I removed it after reading this might be the issue. Ran a full crawl and still no luck.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: I just checked my test server and now it is doing the same thing (It wasn't before) I had just run a full crawl last night so I am guessing this is related to the crawled properties. Will look into this.
EDIT TWO: Here is the link that is being generated by the refinement panel:
<a title="Refine By: #96dbf06d-8bf8-4ec5-971b-36e27fba1f62;Loan Sale:Participation and Servicing Agreement;#4ac5410c-79e9-4a9a-99fb-66592342ed16;#51e388cd-62df-4e50-98b4-01af5f776aea;#04ac5410c-79e9-4a9a-99fb-66592342ed16" class="ms-searchref-filterlink" id="ext-gen151" href="/Search/Pages/results.aspx?k=LoanCategory%3AServicing&r=loancategory%3D%22%2396dbf06d%2D8bf8%2D4ec5%2D971b%2D36e27fba1f62%3BLoan%20Sale%3AParticipation%20and%20Servicing%20Agreement%3B%234ac5410c%2D79e9%2D4a9a%2D99fb%2D66592342ed16%3B%2351e388cd%2D62df%2D4e50%2D98b4%2D01af5f776aea%3B%2304ac5410c%2D79e9%2D4a9a%2D99fb%2D66592342ed16%22">