in SPO we have a rudimentary people directory based on the ootb Local People Results result source. I have an additional metadata column in a SharePoint list which I would like to use as refinement values.
So I have already mapped the crawled propertiy to a managed properties (RefinableString111). Unfortunately, they do not surface any values when setting them up in the refiner webpart:
I guess that's because in the search results webpart the result source is set to "Local People Results":
And since the values for the managed property come from list data that is contained in the "Local SharePoint Results" it is used here. So I'm puzzled as to how I can include my RefinableString111 as a refiner acting upon the result source "Local People Results".
Is it possible to sort of "enrich" the existing result source with the managed property or create a new result source combining the two? Or is there possibly a totally different way of approaching this topic?
Thanks for your input.