I need to have a property on the profiles where I would save some custom data and also have the ability to make query on this property. I working on SP Online. Is this possible?

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This is possible also in SharePoint OnLine.

These are the steps that you have to do:

  • (Go to) Sharepoint Admin -> User Profiles -> Manage User Properties -> New Property

Here you have to choiche from some option. For sure you will need to make the property indexed

  • Then go to Search -> Manage Search Schema -> New Managed Properties

Here you have to Add Mapping enter image description here enter image description here and check the Searchable box if needed, and Retrievable option

  • Did this work? I have not been able to get the properties returned in search on SPO. Apr 11, 2014 at 10:55
  • it does for me!
    – Gaetanu
    Apr 11, 2014 at 10:56

Just been puzzled by this myself and there's one more trick. Even a Full Crawl doesn't pick up the new property unless there's some data in it for at least one user.

After that, an Incremental Crawl was all I needed for it to appear in SharePoint Online.

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