I have a weird problem, on our local env we are using the Search Core Results web part in a custom search page. One of the things we do with it is to redirect the user to that page with the keyword "*" (to search for all) and with a refinement so the page will show all the results for that refinement. Something like this:
Now, this works perfectly in our env, but yesterday we've deployed the site in QA and that functionality is not working anymore, when the user gets redirected to the search results page there's a message saying "Your query included only common words and / or characters, which were removed. No results are available. Try to add query terms."
I know making the Search Core Results work with "*" as a keyword is kind of a hack. So I guess my question is, is there a working way to make the Search Core Results web part show/search for everything on the site? Does anyone had a experiencie similar to this?
Thanks in advance.