I am working on a sharepoint server 2013. and i have one web application and 6 site collections. now i went to a site collection , which is of type "Enterprise Wiki" , then i navigate to "Site Setting" >> "Site Collection Administration" >> "Search Schema". as follow:-

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but i found that the search schema page is showing properties from other site collections ,, so can anyone adivce , why site collection search schema will be showing all the properties insde the web application and not just the properties realted to the current site site collection ?

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The reason is when they were created, they were added on the SSA (Search Service Application) level not on the site collection level. I found this article very helpful in explaining the differences and limitations

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