The scenario (2016 on prem): I have a set of lists which all contains some items. I have set up a search query which limits results to items from selected lists within the same site.

I would like to present some refiners for the user to easily filter the search results. For instance I have a list called companies and another called plants. Can anyone please explain (farily detailed) how I would set up custom refiners in order for the user to be able to click "companies" and only see results from the company list?

  • Are you on SharePoint online? Oct 23, 2017 at 15:07
  • Ah sorry i forgot to mention. I'm working on SP 2016 on prem.
    – Morten K
    Oct 24, 2017 at 6:35

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I ended up creating a site column with the list names in and adding it (hidden) to each list with a default option matching the list name. Then mapped it to a RefinableString and after a full crawl it shows up nicely.

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