We are trying to make already existed list column to searchable.It is a choice field with active and archive data. We need to get archive data in search result.


You can enable the "Allow items from this list to appear in search result" by navigating to List setting -> Advance setting then enable the below mentioned option and if already that options is enabled then click "Reindex List", search will re-index those item and make it available for search on next crawl.

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  • thank you so much now i'm able to get correct results – user23 Sep 20 '18 at 11:04

In order to surface the choice field in SharePoint search you will have to map the crawled property to a managed property as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/crawled-and-managed-properties-overview


All of the text in the column is indexed by default. To be able to search based on a property (Status=Active, Price>100, etc.) see Kasper Bo Larsen's answer.

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