I added the PnP search SPFx web parts as mentioned in this link @ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-pnp-blog/using-the-pnp-modern-search-web-parts/ba-p/2239771

Now inside the "PnP - Search Results" web part, i defined the following to show SharePoint Pages:-

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The above is working well where it is retrieving all the SharePoint pages as per the "Refinement filters".. but is there a way to do extra filter/refiner to ONLY show the Pages that have been promoted/posted as News, and not to show all the Pages (even the ones that have not been posted as News)?

Edit: I tried to use the PromotedState managed properties as follow:-

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But i will always get zero result...

EDIT - 2 I modified the refiner as follow:-


and now the search result is only showing modern pages posted as News. but i define a "PnP - Search Filters" and i chose the "SiteTitle" as the fiilter, but the filter drop-down will only show 2 sites titles (Testing & Hub) as follow:-

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while i have atleast 3 sites where the News pages are coming from (testing,Hub & Technology), as follow:-

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so why the "PnP - Search Filters" is not showing all the site titles from the "PnP - Search Results" web part? any idea?

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Try to use PromotedState managed property to only show the Pages that have been promoted/posted as News.

Different values for this property:

PromotedState=0 => this is a page

PromotedState=1 => this is a news post, not published

PromotedState=2 => this is a news post, published

  • i tried this but the web part will always return zero result.. can you check my edit please?
    – John John
    Nov 15, 2021 at 12:02
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    Both KQL (Keyword Query Language) and FQL (Fast Query Language) expressions work here, I could reproduce your issue when use FQL, as a workaround, use KQL as shown below: PromotedState:2
    – Julie_MSFT
    Nov 16, 2021 at 9:01
  • yes your point is correct, the PnP Search Result is now only showing the News pages.. but the "PnP - Search Filters" web part is not working correctly.. can you please check my edit - 2 section inside my original question ?
    – John John
    Nov 16, 2021 at 21:21
  • Please check if you specify the "# of values" setting, which means the maximum number of filter values/buckets to return, make sure the value is greater than the number of sites.
    – Julie_MSFT
    Nov 18, 2021 at 2:49
  • i already define the number of values to be 15 ... not sure why it is not working? is it working as expected at your end?
    – John John
    Nov 18, 2021 at 17:21

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