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I have a list "Employee" I cannot search for content in column "Name", there are other searchable columns. I compared their settings and make them similar. But I am still unable to search for column "Name"

Include in Full Text Index is checked Managed Property is Searchable

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Full Text Index checked Managed Property configuration

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    Have you performed a full search crawl afterwards? Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 10:19
  • yes, i did a full crawl. however i was unable to reset index because this is a cloned development with AD missing. (there was some error while trying to reset index) Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 1:44
  • Do you see in the search crawl log any error that said crawler could not communicate with the server or server unavailable? Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 9:04
  • There are columns that are searchable, I am not sure if that could be the issue. However, there is this error. Token Cache: Failed to initialize SPDistributedSecurityTokenCache Exception: 'Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0017>:SubStatus<ES0006>:There is a temporary failure. Please retry later. (One or more specified cache servers are unavailable, which could be caused by busy network or servers. For on-premises cache clusters, also verify the following conditions.) The client was trying to communicate with the server : net.tcp://<servername>:22233 Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 8:24
  • Quick question, you state that: I cannot search for content in column "Name". Are you certain you have the correct internal name of that column to identify the correct crawled property. Named seems awfully generic and thus could be mixed up with tons of other internal crawled properties. It could be that you are not targeting that correct crawled property, and thus don't have the correct crawled property associated with the managed property. Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 21:43

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Hi Read this article can help to understand how index search column basically the steps are :

1) Navigate to _layouts/15/IndexedColumns.aspx.

2) Create a new index.

3) Chose wished column under Primary column for this index.

4) Create.

5) back to Settings and select Advanced settings

6) scroll Down, click the button "Reindex Document Library",Ok

7) change to CA , navigate to /_admin/search/listcontentsources.aspx and execute a incremental crawl.

If you need troubleshooting you can follow this post , your problem could be the order in the mapping, but test the indexing column first.

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  • Thanks for your advice. I have 3 indexed columns in that list, first 2 are those 2 columns that I can search. The intended column is third on the list, I still did not managed to get it work. Does the order on indexed column matters as well? I will try other sequence now. Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 8:14
  • then it is time for troubleshooting, in my previous answer you can find the troubleshooting steps, feel free to post the result. Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 8:20

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