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Hi, When I try to add a mapping to RefinableString00enter image description here, it tells me: "The settings could not be saved because of an internal error: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation." I am working on SharePoint online.. how to fix this please ?

  • this usually means you dont have the correct permissions - can you try it on tenant level? – Max Melcher Mar 10 '15 at 15:18
  • I've had an error while trying to updated the search schema before as well. Cannot recall if this is the same error, but I found that by going the opposite way (mapping a managed property to a crawled property instead of a crawled property to a managed property), it worked. I also recall that it started working again some time later (a day or two later). – wjervis Mar 16 '15 at 12:04
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I encountered the same error a few days ago. Reported it to MS Support and they told me there might be a bug in SharepointOnline which causes the Managed Properties page to default to the incorrect level of site instead of sitecol

So avoid using this URL

_layouts/15/managedproperty.aspx?property=RefinableString00&level=site

And simply use this URL instead

_layouts/15/managedproperty.aspx?property=RefinableString00&level=sitecol
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    Worked for me, thansk! – alirobe Jun 30 '15 at 5:58
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I've seen this error several times when I tried to adjust a managed property on the site collection level, you should try it in the

SharePoint Admin Centre > Search > Schema.

Worked for me.

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