My customer has site collection with a vast amount of subsites, which in turn contain documents, lists and the like. Now my customer wants to find for example a document from any of those subsites, but instead of having the URL to the documents only the URL of the containing subsite should be displayed. Is there a build-in way of doing so or do I have to create a Display Template and use custom script to achieve this goal?

Thank you for your help.

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Yes, use the "SPWebUrl" managed metadata property to get the subsite url. In the display template instead of link url use above mentioned property.

  • Thank you for your answer. If I understood you correctly there is no other way than to define a custom Display template?
    – bash.d
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 9:10
  • creating new display template will be the best solution. Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 9:41

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