I need to create an Employee Birthday list that shows which employees have their birthday in the current month.

I created a custom list to store this info and crawled those columns that I made but when I was trying to crawl the photo there is no option for that to be crawled.

I need to display photo, department and birthday date, but I only have problems with the image, for that I'm using a Content Search WebPart. I'm really new working with SharePoint and really appreciate a lot if someone can help me or tell me the way or where can i find a solution for this.

Thanks in advance

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    Have you looked at using the User Profile Service instead? All the information, Name, department, birthday (optionally) and photo are stored there. Commented May 3, 2016 at 19:06
  • yeah it works for the list, but when i'm going to use the property in the content search webpart i dont know how to crawl the image Commented May 18, 2016 at 16:22
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    The persons photo URL is a property of the User Profile just like PreferredName. Commented May 18, 2016 at 16:27

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This might not answer your question.

Search is not real time. In your case it's a single list and you can query the list using CAML. To optimise performance you can index the fields you are querying.

  • wow uhmm do you know any guide of that? Commented May 18, 2016 at 16:23

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