I created a new search page on the global search center. I edited the search result webpart and selected a custom result source. The custom result source is using this query:

{SearchTerms} Path:http://archive.myCompany.com

When I go to my new search page I see there alot of results already. I didnt add some keyword or press on enter!! I would like to have 0 results by default. After I add some keyword and press on enter, I would like to show search results.

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Wrap the search query in {? {your search query} } format.

For your case:

{?{SearchTerms} Path:http://archive.myCompany.com }

Here's the link to the technet article with explanation on narrowing search results using query transform:



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