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I'm an admin of a site collection. I need to create a search-driven site for 3 teams which store the documents and files on 2 different platforms - one of them is SharePoint (of course both are indexed by SHPoint Search and visible in SharePoint SERP).

I want to retrieve the content under many different URLS (maybe 100 links) selected by me (manually) and tell the Search Engine: hey, search for the items stored only under those URLs.

My question is: do I have to use for that Managed Property "Path" when creating a new result source and add as values all 100 links?! Imagine how loooooong the query will be!

Or is there another smart way to create a result source containing URLs selected by me? Of course I'm not using PowerShell and similar tools. I want to do everything by changing the query. Is that possible?

I'll be veeery grateful for help.

Ag.

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Per my test, there's no smart ways to create a result source containing URLs selected by you. You have to manually add the urls in the query builder.

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  • As far as I recall the query lenght limit is 2048 char so that approach will only work for a limitted number of sites :-( – Kasper Bo Larsen Jul 17 at 16:10
  • Yes, you're right, but fortunately, I found another managed property to narrow the scope down. :) Thank you for all answers, Kasper! – Agi Aug 28 at 13:08
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If you have the ability to guide the implementation I would suggest creating a Content Type for your purpose. If the documents or Items are of that content Type then they can show up in your search. If they are not, they won't.

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One option that will work but it is kind of a hack could be to pre or postfix the title of the site with an id like '_globalsearch' and use that as a short term solution

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Thank you all for answers. Saying: "no, it's impossible" is also a valuable answer. ;) Now I'm sure I can't do some things. Summa Summarum, I narrow down the scope by using another managed property. Thanks again! Regards, Aga

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