Searching is a beast to understand in SharePoint. I am working in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise and created a custom list that has hundreds and hundreds of list items. I cant use the search box for the custom list so I thought I could create a search option using search box/search results WP. This works fine for the document libraries I have created this for but cant for the list. When I add the result source I created the added path does not produce results. Is the search box/search results WP not the best thing for custom list? I thought about using Key Filters Feature would work. Do you think Key Filters is a better option? Should I create a Search Enterprise?

  • If your path is right and you cannot see the result, then try doing a full crawl and then check the result. – harshal gite Oct 18 '18 at 17:47
  • @harshalgite I tried crawl/reindex and still no results. – SharePoint Lady Oct 19 '18 at 13:54
  • Can you share a screenshot of the list and the search query? – harshal gite Oct 19 '18 at 14:13
  • Using search box/search results WP is fine for searching custom list. Just make sure you are using the right query to fetch the results. here you will get the more idea about configuring search query in search results WP. – Ganesh Sanap Oct 20 '18 at 9:32

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