I am setting up a hub site with some site collections attached to it. The site collections will share the same set of content types, site columns and have common metadata stored in the termstore. I am using a PnP xml file to set up the site columns and content types so that they will have the same IDs across the site collections.
I am now trying to use the highlighted content webpart in one of the site collections, to show documents and pages that have for instance the site column "Area" set to a specific value. So I am filtering on a managed property. The documents and pages have had the Area column set for some weeks. The values came from the termstore.
When I search for Area in managed properties in the highlighted wp I find
owstaxIdArea and a bunch of other area variants that seem to be somewhere else in the tenant (large company). Neither of these are returning any results.
So I read that I had to map a RefinableString to a managed property. Properties I find that I could map are:
The ones I have tried so far do not return any results, and I have re-indexed the document library.
Is there any tool available to help locate the correct properties to use in the highlighted web part?
If I manage to get it to work with RefinableStrings, do I have to set up the same refinable strings on all the other site collections if I would like to search all the sites connected to the hub?
I am site collection admin on the hub and the sites connected to the hub, but I do not have any admin rights on the tenant level.