I have created a site column called "mySiteCol1" and performed search such that this column must be populated in the Refiners tab on Search Results Web Part and I can filter the search results.But the column itself is not populated in this tab. What may be the issue that, this site column is not populated? I have already performed full crawl,checked the checkbox for Refineable and sortable and generated managed properties. Any extra configuration do I need to add in the search schema or search results web part.

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In order for properties to show up in the Refiners you'll have to make sure that the Managed Property has at least Queriable checked and Refineable set to Yes - active.

Also make sure to update the Refiner webpart on the search page to include this Managed Property.

  • Thanks for your replies.Yes, all the steps you have mentioned is been configured. Its perfectly working in my dev and test environment but when I configured the same in customers UAT environment, this site column did not show up in the refiners list box under the Refiners tab.
    – samolpp2
    May 8, 2015 at 8:06
  • am not getting your suggestion, "Also make sure to update the Refiner web part on the search page to include this Managed Property." Why should I update the Refiner web part, if I am not using refiner web part in my search results page.I am using Search Results Web Part only.
    – samolpp2
    May 8, 2015 at 8:09
  • Is there data in the column? May 8, 2015 at 11:56
  • @Mathew, Thanks for your reply. No there is no data in this column.
    – samolpp2
    May 10, 2015 at 8:54

Do you check Searchable for managed property?

Is your managed property mapped to crawled property of mySiteCol1?

Are search results you get related to the value of the managed property? Refiner value only is shown up when having relation with search results.

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