I am having a SharePoint list with 30 columns. I have added few columns to the "Indexed Columns". But I don't want to display any list item in the search results. So I want to disable following option. enter image description here

If I disable above option, will it have any impact on Indexed columns. I mean will there be any exceptions if I use the indexed columns in my queries (REST, CSOM) etc. like threshold error?


I don't see a correlation between indexed columns and search results. You don't need to have Search Service Application provisioned and you can still have indexed columns set up on your list.

  • Thanks. May be I am wrong, Is there any article which can describe this? – Mihir Oct 10 at 9:47
  • This is the official MS documentation for adding indexed columns: support.office.com/en-us/article/…. If there was a prerequisite for indexed columns I am sure they would at least put a note. – Slaven Semper Oct 10 at 10:25
  • Yes I have already referred to the same article earlier. – Mihir Oct 10 at 10:46

Indexed columns are actually implemented by populating all values of the indexed columns into the NameValuePair table and that table is then joined with the AllUserData table once a query is executed that uses the indexed column as a filter. They are not stored in the search index.

Reference: SharePoint 2010–Indexing columns in a SharePoint List

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