I have a managed metadata column named TELL Category. My understanding is all columns have a crawled property and if the column is a managed metadata column it is automatically mapped to a managed property when it is crawled. In the image below, it appears that a managed property was created. I can't seem to surface it in a custom display template.

Additionally, TELL Category is listed twice in the list of crawled properties. Any idea why this is the case? How should I approach this? It's not clear to me what the additional mappings are... What is ExcludeFromSummary?

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  • What does the SharePoint Search tool say, are the any values in those autogenerated managed properties? Jul 26, 2018 at 18:18
  • Could you explain? How can I check to see if there are values in the autogenerated managed properties? Second question... I've customized my item display template. I'm confident it is correct. I haven't touched the control template. Is there a need to do so? Jul 26, 2018 at 18:36
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    The SharePoint Search query is a must have tool when working with Search, blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sharepointsearch/2015/04/09/…. And No, in most cases there is no need to to change the control template. Jul 26, 2018 at 19:32

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Try adding a new managed property, ensure that it can be retrieved and queryed (and perhaps refinable if you need that) and map it to the not-taxid version. Add that managed property to you item display template and voila. (sorry if some of the details are slightly off, I rarely see an on-premises SharePoint these days)

  • Kasper.. for some reason I thought I was supposed to use the taxid version? I just checked.. They all seem to be taxid. I'll check again. Another question.... When entering the managed property into the display template is it case sensitive. Is owstaxIdTELLCategory with a capital I or lower case i ? Jul 26, 2018 at 19:44

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