I am trying to add a Content Search Webpart in my office 365 Site Collection Page . I was able to configure the query and was able to see the results in the query builder Window. Now when i Apply the changes to the web part. There are no results getting Displayed . On Debugging the page, i found the error "Search-Driven content (592CCB4A-9304-49AB-AAB1-66638198BB58) feature needs to be activated to use this Web Part."

My site is a Team site template with Publishing features enabled. Another thing is , I have another tenant where everything related to this works.

Things done :

  • Enable Search Server Web Parts and Templates
  • Enable Search Engine Sitemap
  • Tried Enabling Cross site publishing feature, but it again threw error saying it needs the search driven content feature activated.

Any Help would be highly appreciated ?

  • Try enabling that feature using Powershell. Refer: kbasrai.com/b/2013/10/08/…
    – Akhoy
    Aug 20, 2015 at 5:32
  • I have enabled using Powershell but still wouldnt
    – Arvi
    Aug 20, 2015 at 7:17

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The issue is because the Subscription Plan in the Tenant site does not Support Content Search Web Parts. May be the error should have been “ Your Subscription plan cannot activate the feature.” :)

Learning : Check the Service Description of the SharePoint o365 Plans before troubleshooting .

  • Is (SPOnline) Search accessible through the API? Aug 20, 2015 at 10:00
  • All the Plans do support Search Rest API .
    – Arvi
    Aug 20, 2015 at 13:29

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