I've created a search query to get all SharePoint Sites where I have access to. This was made with the results webpart and a search query. When I'm trying to search in this list the results won't be reduced. With managed properties in the search box for example title:Testsite everything works fine. Maybe someone has an idea how to fix it.

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    Can you clarify your question? What is your query? Are you searching for Sites or items in a list of sites? Which version of SharePoint? Nov 4, 2016 at 11:43
  • Hi. The query is {searchboxquery} contentclass=STS_Web contentclass=STS_Site EGGPBSiteType=Project -Path:sp.egger.com/templates EGGPBProjectStatus<>Closed The EGGPBSiteType and EGGPBProject Status are custom managed properties. With this Query I'm getting all our active project sites. If somebody is searching for a bracket of a name e.g. test the search results without doing with a managed property e.g. "Title:test" the search results webpart also displays all results like before. In some cases I saw that the results were reduced by 1 item. Nov 8, 2016 at 13:34
  • you are missing * in your query, and use {searchTerm}* instead of {searchboxquery}
    – YogaPanda
    Nov 8, 2016 at 20:38

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It should be

{searchTerm}* (contentclass=STS_Web contentclass:STS_Site EGGPBSiteType=Project -Path:"http://sp.egger.com/templates" EGGPBProjectStatus<>Closed)

Make sure you have quotes around the URL and managed properties are correct. The first answer has a good point that you don't need the contentclass because your custom properties are very specific.

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    Thank you for your answer. I changed the query and removed STS_Site, STS_Web and Path and everything worked. The main problem is that I implemented a sorting at the search results webpart without the "Relevance" sorting. Without this the search results won't be changed if somebody is searching a site. The main request was to filter the search results which were provided by the above mentioned query but this is only possible with refinements (cause I haven't found any other solution). Nov 9, 2016 at 14:12

You may want to try removing the Site Collection from your query. More than likely you can also remove the Web too since you are using the very specific EGGPBSiteType=Project.

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