I am using the path token to limit the search result to a site, but that is searching the subsites as well. How can I exclude the subsites and search only the content in the root site and a specific subsite?

example: path:https://domain.com/site/site1 OR https://domain.com/sites/site1/subweb1

but not anything that comes underneath it, like: https://domain.com/sites/site1/sub2 ... etc

can this be done?

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Using = instead of : should do it. Have a look at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/keyword-query-language-kql-syntax-reference for more information

  • used it, but returns not results. No content found. Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 14:44
  • Ah i see. You are correct. Then use the first of your options and exclude the subsites in question by using ”-path:” unfortunatelly there is no easy way of doing what you are asking Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 14:51

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