SharePoint 2013, SQL server 2014. My client wants to search on metadata. In other words, I have metadata that captures document type (Memo, Letter, Report), Classification level (Secret, Confidential, Top secret) and then original Author (which is a text field, not the Create By field) Is it possible that I can setup their search to search for example all documents in the sub site where Document type = "Memo" or where Classification level = "Secret" If so, how would I be able to accomplish that?

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You need create managed property map to metadata field, then run a full crawl.

For example:

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You could check below official guideline.


  • Thank you Lee_MSFT, but how do I then search for all document types that are 'memos' or all classification levels that are 'secret'?
    – Heste
    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:57
  • Use KQL "owstaxIdMyField:Memos" or "owstaxIdMyField=Memos" depending on your circumstance. Oct 23, 2018 at 11:58

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