I have two content types, softs ct and softs ct page having parent content types item and page .

I managed to display results from custom list which is having softs ct but it doesn't display results from softs ct page.

I have tried with ContentType:'softs*' but it only shows results from one content type. How can I get from both content types?

Here is my search query

var query = appweburl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='ContentType:softs*'&selectproperties='Title,DueDate,ExpiryDate'&sortlist='LastModifiedTime:descending'";
  • how about only 'softs ct'? – Pantani Jan 7 '16 at 14:29
  • no it dont give results . i have tested on search query tool also . when i choose the source parameter "local sharepoint results" it display results but just from softs ct not from softs ct page.... and when i change the source to "Pages" then it display from 'soft ct page'. – meer Jan 7 '16 at 14:39

Are you sure that your softs ct page results have been crawled?

Also, you might want to try using the OR operator to specify both ContentTypes on a Result source and then reference it on your URL:

{{searchterms} ContentType:A OR ContentType:B}

var query = appweburl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='ContentType:softs*'&selectproperties='Title,DueDate,ExpiryDate'&sortlist='LastModifiedTime:descending'&sourceid='40f080a5-da63-4dce-b33a-fdad0dc83d1c'";

You can also try adding SPContentType to your refinementfilters:

var query = appweburl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='yoursearchterm'&selectproperties='Title,DueDate,ExpiryDate'&sortlist='LastModifiedTime:descending'&sourceid='40f080a5-da63-4dce-b33a-fdad0dc83d1c'&refinementfilters='SPContentType:(%22Download%22)'";

You might need to specify a QueryTemplatePropertiesUrl on that URL:


More on that on Waldek's post.

You might find this tool useful:


  • Hei i have tried in search tool but seems not working . I have same parameters in both content types soo its already been crawled. strange thing is it display results but just from one content type which is "soft ct" . can u share with me any screenshot from query tool how did u try to get results from both content types. – meer Jan 8 '16 at 8:53
  • thank u Lucas i made that work with source id and query text as contenttype:soft* – meer Jan 8 '16 at 14:07

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