I do not want to include the column "Created by" searches within a list, for this, I've tried the following:

  1. Within Sharepoint Administration Center, Manage search scheme, managed properties, find the column "created by" and check the "Allow search" option is unchecked.

  2. Sharepoint Administration Center, Manage search scheme, and look for the ows_Created_x0020_By column within the crawled properties and eliminate the allocation to managed property CreatedBy. Attempt uncheck the Include in the full-text index but is not enabled.

  3. I enter the list within the advanced options, and click in the "Reindex list" option.

  4. I wait several days for next scheduled crawl, but searches for the field "Created by" continue returning results.

Is it enough to remove the relationship between crawled and managed property? How I can allow editing the "Include the full-text index" option?

Do you need to execute the option "Re-index site" or is it enough to "Re-index list"? How I can check the full crawl has been successfully run on SharePoint online?

Am I missing something to remove this column in searches?

2 Answers 2


You can edit display template to hide columns which you do not want to appear in search results. More information here. Display templates

  • Can i modify result templates in Sharepoint Online?
    – andriumota
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 11:59
  • Yes you can. For more information, click on link in answer.
    – 404
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 19:40
  • @404 your link returns a 404 error ;). Display Templates are not recommended in a SharePoint Online environment because it only works with Classic Experience. Link update: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/…
    – lex
    Commented Jan 15, 2021 at 11:57

A highly customizable solution for SharePoint Online is PNP Modern Search. With this WebParts it's possible to exclude any column from search


  • Lex, do you know how to do this within the PnP Modern Search? Is it a feature for the new 4.x release or will it work with 3.x? I'm trying to do something similar. Commented Nov 2, 2021 at 17:13
  • Hi Gregg, I remember that is some columns like "Created by" are not customizable in SPO and can't be excluded from crawling. I used PnP Search Webpart only to remove the column from the search result view.
    – lex
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 11:34

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