I’ve a blog site where 20+ categories are there.Now my requirement is using content search webpart I have to fetch some specific categories post using search query. Only posts out of specific categories shall be displayed in a sitepage. Now all categories results are coming.. I tried to filter by category ID or name, but no success.

categories link like: blogs/Events/Lists/Categories/Category.aspx?CategoryId=3

Any ideas on how to exclude the specific category using query?

Thanks in advance

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For your requirement, you can do as the followings:
1. Go to SharePoint Admin Center->Search->manage search schema
2. Find a free RefinableStringXX managed property like RefinableString00
3. Map ows_PostCategory into it:
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  1. Wait for the online search crawl, maybe you need to wait for 24hrs
  2. Go to the Content Search web part, then you can set the query string like:

    path:"http://xxx/Blog/Lists/Posts" contentclass=STS_ListItem_Posts -RefinableString00: yourcategory enter image description here

Similar thread for your reference:Searching Blogs on SharePoint Online

  • Thanks a lot.. But Can give me some idea about how to achieve the same for Mordern experience sharepoint ?? Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 13:49
  • Hi Kally.. I have done all the steps what you mentioned but still I am not able to filter out the category from search results. and I am not getting CustomPostCategory in property filter section.. What to do for that ?? Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 6:55
  • it should be your managed property which is mapped to ows_PostCategory(RefinableString00) instead of CustomPostCategory that I just used to test. I updated my answer.
    – Kally
    Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 7:23
  • I tried the same but no luck.. Do you want me to share what I did ? Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 7:49
  • Have you tried as Step 1 to Step5?
    – Kally
    Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 8:35

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