I am migrating a site from SP2010 to SP2013. One of page contain a search result webpart. By define the querystring like this:


It will return only the defined scope results.

However, since SP2013 no longer provide Scope, can I perform similiar trick with querystring? I have setup a Result Source "Hotnews" on my SP2013 farm. But I don't know how to make it work in querystring way.

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Hi Mark it's hard to find documentation for this but at the end I resolved using this pattern:


It's important to note that: k:* basically it means "all documents" owstaxIdXXX is a typical name of managed property mapped to a termset cf32e33f-7ca2-470d-956b-29368e54e736 is an example of termID inside your termstore TermName is an example of term name inside your termstore

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