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I have a document library in SharePoint 2013 on premise. I have added a 'Document Type' site column of Choice type in the document library. Now I will add 'Document Type' as refiners in the search page.

My document library will have many records(more than 20k). So if I add 'Document Type' as index column in my document library then will it help as refiner in a search page or not.

Should I add 'Document Type' as index column to improve the performance as refiner or it will not help as refiner?

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It should not affect the refiner since the refiner is working against the search index, not the list's index

  • Thank you for reply, so just to set column as index will not help in search as refiner. – SharepointDEV May 24 '17 at 6:29
  • No it should not impact the search refiner experience – Robert Lindgren May 24 '17 at 6:41

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