In the default search bar in the top-right of each site, there is an option to search 'This Site'.

We have a couple lists stored on our parent site that need to be searched on a particular child site when searching 'This Site'.

I cannot move the lists under the child site using 'Save as Template' since the lists all exceed the 500 MB size limit.

Can I edit the Result Sources, Query Rules, or Search Settings on the child site to incorporate the parent-level lists in the 'This Site' search results?

If so, how do I go about doing that?

I am using SharePoint Online and have access to SharePoint Designer.

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You can go to site settings in this subsite->Search->Search Settings.

Click “This Site” under Configure Search Navigation->Click “Edit”. In the Navigation Link dialog, add “&mypath='https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/listname' ” behind the URL, such as “ /sites/yoursite/subsite1/_layouts/15/osssearchresults.aspx?u={contexturl}&mypath='https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/listname”.

Save and wait for some time to check if it works.

  • Thanks for the answer. Can I add in multiple paths? I have 5 additional URL locations I'd like it to search. I tried adding them in as &mypath='URL'&mypath='URL'&mypath='URL' etc.
    – anonymous
    Mar 7, 2018 at 15:11

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