Sharepoint 2016

I have a content source (named "TestDocShare"), which is defined as a file share. I have two test files on it and a full crawl is completing successfully (according to the crawl log). However, I am not seeing any results on my search results page.

I have defined a result source for the search results page, which specifies TestDocShare (renamed per suggestion, by @EchoDu_MSFT) as the content source: File Share Result Source definition

As stated, nothing displays in the results. (The two files are text documents -- nothing special about them.)

The search user has permissions to access the files in the share. So, it doesn't appear to be security trimming the results away.

With the browser dev tools open, I got a correlation ID and cross referenced that against the ULS logs. The logs show no errors. However, the following line reports that my query is being transformed:

08/25/2021 08:21:59.85  NodeRunner.exe (0x10474)    0xCC88  SharePoint Server Search    Query   aj41n   Medium  QueryTemplateHelper: Query template <name>'{?{searchTerms} -ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople}'</name> transformed to query text <name>'ContentSource="TestDocShare" -ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople'</name>. Source Id: 8413cd39-2156-4e00-b54d-11efd9abdb89  65fae89f-c280-806e-39bb-572dbeb3abbd

Would this explain why the files that my content source should be providing do not appear? (i.e., because files are not people?) Also, why is it there? I didn't include this content-class stuff in my query and I don't want it there.

Thoughts? Thanks.

  • Could you test without the filter "ContentSource:TestDoc_Share"
    – Mark L
    Commented Aug 24, 2021 at 2:49

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According to my test, you need to modify the Content Source Name to "TestDocShare"(cannot appear characters such as underscores, spaces, etc).

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Then Start Full crawl for this Content Source.

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