I have created a new site collection of type "Enterprise Search", and it provides an "Advance" search page.now i did the following:-
1- I Export the advance search web part.
2- add a new managed property named Area to the web part XML, as follow:-
> <PropertyDef Name="ManagerAreaOWSCHCS" DataType="text" > DisplayName="Area"/>"
Now the Area represents a site column of type choice.
3- so is there a way to modify the web part to show a drop-down list for the "Area" instead of a free text field. at this stage i am searching for a simple appraoch, so building the drop-down options manually is fine.i mean there is no need to link these options with the site column choices.
So can anyone adivce if this is possible ?