I am getting 2 different results from 2 search fields on Sharepoint Online. The 1st picture was searched via Find a file on the document library, 2nd was via Search this Site

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Any reason why i am not getting all 3 results when searching via Search this Site?

The Customer Number column is indexed too

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    hi, just an update, i figured out that this is because by default that Show Duplicates have been disabled. I can find the other missing document now once i enabled Don't Remove Duplicates. The only thing i don't like is the fact that you have to use Search this site then choose search Everything. Is there a way to change this so that i can find all the data in the Document Library instead of EVERYTHING?
    – Tommy0824
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 2:38

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If you just want to search within a document library, I suggest you use "Find a file" to do that.

Or, you can create a search result source for the library, then create a custom search result page for it.

There are two articles for your reference:
SharePoint Online: How to create a result source and use custom result source in content search web part
How to configure result search web part to show documents from in specific Document library?

  • Thanks @Kally_MSFT i think i figured out my issue regarding the search results. I understand that there isnt alot you guys and go on with since i redacted the screenshot. Basically for one of the entries i have the file name the same as the customer name. Sharepoint sees that a duplicate for some reason. As soon as i change the file name, i was able to search / find all 3 documents
    – Tommy0824
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 22:14
  • hi @Kally_MSFT hope you dont mind me asking, is there a way to enable the search results via the "Search this site" function to enable users to modify a document's properties?
    – Tommy0824
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 0:17

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