Can we do a custom query on the Description column (Multiple lines of text) in Highlighted content?

Can we say:

(Path:"https://test.sharepoint.com/test)AND(filetype:docx)AND(Description:"This is test")
  • Is this SharePoint default "Description" column or you have created a custom column? Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 9:05
  • Hi @Harris, is below solution working for you? Commented Oct 11, 2023 at 13:41

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I just did a test from my end and I was able to use the SharePoint default "Description" column in KQL query to filter the search results.

I have used below KQL query in the highlighted content web part:

Path:"https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/siteName/Shared Documents" AND filetype:docx AND Description:"This is test"

And I got the correct results from specific SharePoint document library mentioned in Path property like this:

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Here are the documents/files in my SharePoint document library:

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  • Thanks for your message. I have two Description columns; one came with Document set content type, and the other is a custom column. I am referring to the custom one with the AGRkMSDescription internal name. I have tried both display name and internal name and it didn't work.
    – Harris
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 0:04
  • For custom columns, you have to create the managed property > map it with crawled property and then use that new managed property name in your custom query. check: learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/… and sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/292959/… Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 5:56
  • Hi Harris, any update on this thread? Please Upvote(^) and accept my below response as an Answer if it helped you in any way & it will help others with similar question in future to find the correct answer easily. It also removes this question from "Unanswered questions" list. Commented Nov 20, 2023 at 7:26

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