This question is related to my previous question which not been answered. When I go to Search Schema I can find the corresponding managed property for the Managed Metadata Site Column, and it is bound to a Crawled property (owstaxIdMySiteColumn is the Managed Property).

It is marked as selectable, queryable, searchable and refiner everything. Does it mean that it is indexed? If it is indexed why I cannot filter my search based on it?

I mean if I search based on the contentTypeId it returns all Items in the list, but when I filter based on the managed property it returns nothing. and I send selectproperties=owstaxIdMySiteColumn but it does not returns the column at all, even with selectproperties=MySiteColumn the column not be returned.

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    Has a Full Index occurred since you added the Managed Property?
    – Simon Doy
    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:22

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Did you added site column as a Taxonomy field yet if not then follow this blogpost,

Creating a site column that holds a value from managed meta data term store is not directly available.

We first need to create a site field which is of type taxonomy and then we need to create one feature which is scoped at site level and in feature activation we access the taxonomy store and set the site column to required term set.

Managed Metadata Site Column in SharePoint 2010

Can you also confirm if you went through all of relevant steps in this post,

Enable advanced search for custom columns SharePoint 2010

  • thanks, Yes I have created Site Column of type taxonomy by using GUI no code I have used.
    – Medes
    Apr 30, 2013 at 12:27

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