Good Day! I have created a Description column in my list and created managed property with ows_Description as the crawled property. The column type is Multiple lines of Text. I am not able to retrive this in Item Display template. I am able to retrive a custom column Reference but not Description. Am I missing anything here. Could somebody help me explaining the concept considering me as a kid who started learning search in SharePoint. Thanks :)

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After creating new managed properties, please wait for some time so search crawl can run automatically in SharePoint online.

Please also check whether you could search successfully using "ManagedProperty:Value".

Note the property settings as shown below:

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Here is an article about how to change an item display template to show values from custom managed properties for your reference:


  • Hi Julie.. Thank you for the answer. I tried the search but it is not working for the new property name I created NewDescription but is working for Description. My doubt here is since i have added the crawled property ows_Description to the new property name, why is it not working and any idea or suggestion you have? Jun 25, 2020 at 9:43
  • Could you please provide a screenshot of the managed property you created ?Since there is an OOB managed property called "Description", so it will work well.
    – Julie_MSFT
    Jun 30, 2020 at 9:26

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