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In our SharePoint, we have a contact list, in which, I created an item for every employee. The problem is now, when someone is searching for me, every item appears in the search result page, because I created them.

Is there a way to configure this "list search", that it won't display any items in which the search term matches the columns "Created By" or "Modified By"?

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  • Are you using Foundation or Server? May 10, 2014 at 12:24
  • Server Standard
    – eddie-666
    May 11, 2014 at 18:06

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I solved it by myself.

I changed the Additional Column Settings from these two collumns to "User name" instead of "Name (with presence)" and now it works for my case.

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  • Just curious, why keep a second list when you have User Profiles and People Search? May 12, 2014 at 11:28
  • Good question.. Never asked that myself :-) We had a contact list before in Excel, which entries I just copied to SharePoint.
    – eddie-666
    May 13, 2014 at 12:32
  • OK, if it's just a list of users, you already have that and it's kept updated in the User Profile Service (if the Service is set up correctly). May 13, 2014 at 17:50
  • Please add more details how you solved it. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:30

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