How can I query against multiple fields in sharepoint default search?

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I used Department:'ADB' and it worked, now I want to add few more columns like

Department:'ADB' & Title:'Mr' & Division:"ASN"

But its not working


You can use + instead of & it looks like below. make sure Department,Division are created as Managed property


I tries like this it worked for me


you can also try by keeping filter on refiners. For this you need to attach crawl property of Department field to RefinableString01 and crawl property of Division field to RefinableString02.


use the below search query tool to develop your query to filter on multiple managed properties/fields


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  • I created a managed property for a column, but its not working when I try with that – Vignesh Subramanian Mar 22 '17 at 9:18
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    You need to run the full crawl after creating the managed property – Suresh Bolineni Mar 22 '17 at 9:23
  • yeah I did that I am not sure if the managed property is mapped to the column in the list I am looking for is there a way to check that? – Vignesh Subramanian Mar 22 '17 at 9:26
  • Check in crawl properties with that name, it will create like this ows_Department, for the Managed property "Department" you should map the crawl property "ows_Department" – Suresh Bolineni Mar 22 '17 at 9:33
  • did you try this in default search box? Because I am not getting results if I use + It works when I search for one column though – Vignesh Subramanian Mar 22 '17 at 9:42

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