I have configured the sharepoint online people search , but getting weird search result , for example in search box if i put "Kin" and enter it shows people starting with Ken and none of them is correct match.. enter image description here

and on enter this is the result set enter image description here


I suspect that you are seeing Phonetic Name Matches ("kin" sounds like "Ken"). This is standard behavior on a People Result Source.

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  • How can i avoid it or force to show the real match , any help will be highly appreciable – cody May 4 '17 at 15:17
  • Turn off Phonetic Name Matching and Nick Name Matching in the People Search Results web part. Is that screenshot a custom solution? – Matthew McDermott May 5 '17 at 12:02
  • yes, i have customized the template .Thanks for your suggestion – cody Jun 7 '17 at 19:58

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