Searching is hard to completely understand using SharePoint 2013.

Is there a way to restrict search results to come from a certain view in document library?

It is possible to build a query?

I am thinking that I can restrict by Tag to make this happen, but I am not sure.

Is it possible to produce search results from a certain view?

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Yes, you can.

Try adding a search results webpart to you page, and edit the properties.

Then click on "change query". You can specify a tag there.

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If you use SharePoint 2013 Enterprise you can also you the CSWP.

Also you can do much more via the advanced view (Switch to Advanced Mode): enter image description here

  • Do I place name of the view in the Restrict on this tag field? Thanks, @Patrick Jun 3, 2016 at 14:44
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    You can return items only from a specific path and also filter for metadata
    – Patrick
    Jun 3, 2016 at 15:23
  • Okay. Is there a way to have the view link to not appear as one of the search results? I just want the documents to show in the results not the link to view. Thanks, @Patrick. Jun 3, 2016 at 20:55
  • Therefore you have to use your own display template. It is not that difficult. Try bing it
    – Patrick
    Jun 4, 2016 at 6:13

You cannot "Query a View". You can evaluate the view filter criteria and replicate the query in search. So if you want to filter on a Hashtag simply query the hashtag, like #SharePoint. If you are using other types of metadata you can query that too. The search engine is actually very controllable and predictable. If you are struggling I recommend the excellent book on the topic, Search Queries Explained. http://www.techmikael.com/2015/01/sharepoint-search-queries-explainedthe.html Mikael's blog is excellent as well.

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