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I had a situation before where I could link meta data / site columns with managed properties to use is as a refiner in my search center.

I created the search center subsite under the root site collection and the site columns directly in the root. Everything worked as expected and visible under crawled properties as ows_....

In my new situation I created site columns in a (sub) site collection and again try to use this as refiners.

The issue is that the columns are not visible under "crawled properties" and therefore impossible to use as refiner. How to make this work?

  • Make sure you have at least one document / list item added that uses the columns, then do a crawl and the properties should appear – Robert Lindgren Jan 21 '16 at 12:44
  • @Robert: You could specify it more, if you post if a full or incremental crawl is required. – Patrick Jan 21 '16 at 12:55
  • @RobertLindgren that's correct. Can you post it as an answer so I accept it? – Citizen SP Jan 21 '16 at 18:00

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