How can I search by some keyword and show the results only from contenttype X? I am using sharepoint 2013.


I would like to implement this in the search page and not in some search webpart. Because I would like to use also the refiners on the left of the search page.

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You need to modify the search result web part to only display items of your content type. Just edit the properties of the web part and click "Change Query":

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In quick mode, you can do a query for items by content type. Quick mode uses drop downs to create the query, and is rather easy.

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In advanced mode, you can use keyword query language. There are some drop downs to help build the queries. The following gets all items that inherit from a content type: ContentTypeId:0x0100EEA1F5E3F2E1CA45983B2EAF52D90F4A*

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    And also This part can be used in KeywordQuery or Search API call as the query "ContentTypeId:0x0100EEA1F5E3F2E1CA45983B2EAF52D90F4A*". – Robert Lindgren Apr 21 '14 at 12:24
  • Thank you for this answer. I know this option, but I am looking for some solution on the search page. Because I would like to use also the refiners on the left. – Ola Apr 22 '14 at 9:40
  • @KHA This is on the search page. These changes can be made to the search result web part on the search page. My screenshots came from a content by search web part, but it's the same for a search results web part. – wjervis Apr 22 '14 at 11:58
  • Is it possible to make 2 search pages? One with your solution to change the query. And the other like how it is OOTB? – Ola Apr 22 '14 at 12:19
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    Just add a new page to the search center Pages library and then use the settings above. Add the page to the navigation verticals by modifying the Search Settings for the site. – Matthew McDermott Apr 22 '14 at 12:50

You could also just use the content type name by using the ContentType: query in the regular search: enter image description here


1) Create a custom Result Source.

2) In the Query Builder window, add the name of ContentType (e.g. Document)

{searchTerms} ContentType=Document

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