Semi-novice here. When one sees people using FilterField1 and FilterValue1, they are executing a query against a library, with the user seeing the results in the standard library view.

Is there a similar technique where I can present a user with a number of choices on a custom html form along with a regular search box component, then use those choices to narrow down (filter) the results from a search, then show them on my regular search results page?

edit: I noticed here that there is a way to pass refiners to a search. Do I have to used managed properties (like RefinableString00), or is there a way to search directly against column names not mapped to managed properties?



For your requirement, we suggest you use the “Advanced Search” page where end-users can apply some restrictions to their search phrase:

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In addition to the default properties, you can also add custom property filters via editing "Advanced Search" web part.

More information for your reference:



  • Thank you for this Julie! This seems very close to what I'm looking for, so I'm glad it's at least possible this way. Is there any way to make a custom form with these options already displayed (with check boxes next to each, for example), and then submit it to the normal search? Would I have to essentially make my own control to do that? What I'm trying to avoid is forcing the user to click the '+' sign next to each option to add it one by one, but rather have them all shown when first coming to the page.
    – Dewey
    Feb 5 at 18:46
  • Currently there is no OOB custom form except advanced search page, and you may need to create the page with code.
    – Julie_MSFT
    Feb 9 at 6:55

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