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Crawling websites or other locations (like exchange and file shares) to build a search index. Done by the SSP in MOSS/WSS 3.0 and by the Search Service Application in SP2010.

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Using SharePoint search API to crawl document with c#

My scenario : I have a SharePoint 2019 server that contain some documents with different file extension (ppt,doc,docx,xls,xlsx,pdf etc). I have manually forced indexing and crawling to make sure my ...
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SharePoint 2019 rest search api not working

My scenario: I am having an issue that if i try to search for a content in a file it returns null. I have make sure to manually re index both the site and the list. I have then force a manual ...
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SharePoint 2013 incremental and continuous crawl issues

I have a site collection with root web and subwebs. The full crawl is indexing everything in the root web and subwebs. The incremental and continuous crawls only indexes the content in the root web, ...
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Full crawl in SharePoint 2013 server is not completing

In our SharePoint 2013 farm, search service full crawl never completes and shows link running always. If I am forcefully stopping and scheduling the incremental crawl, then instead of starting ...
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SP 2016 - Crawler Not Writing to Index

I am working in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint search. I have created a search topology that is as follows: Admin - Server01, Server02 Crawl - Server01, Server02 Content Processing - Server01, ...
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Crawler not saving cookies

We have a website built on asp.net with forms and windows authentication that we try to index with Sharepoint 2013. According to the logs the crawling user can login to the site but the sessioncookie ...
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Crawler could not communicate with the server in SharePoint 2016

I have farm where I have two application with search servers. It is stretched farm and unfortunately one data center is down since few days. So this is what I see when I access search service ...
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Why the incremental crawl is not running on schedule

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises. and i am facing a problem that my incremental crawl is not running on the schdule. I have a single search service:- and i define the search to run ...
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SharePoint 2013 list search won't work after full crawl

We have an interesting situation in some of our libraries..after full crawl the library search won't work .. after we reindex the library it works and we won't have any issue for a week until the full ...
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SharePoint Search Result after updated Metadata

In SharePoint Online I have a document library with a column "HFMetadataStatus". This column is just a "single line of text" property and has a default value of "unset". I copied 1000 files in the ...
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Indexing status showing “Computing Ranking” - SP2007

My SP2007 farm's Central Admin --> Search Settings displays the "Indexing Status" as "Computing Ranking". Currently there are no Full crawls or Incremental crawls scheduled due to low disk space. ...
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Search Index partitioning warning

We had index drive running out of space and suddenly search stopped working in SharePoint. We increased our index drive space but i still see this When we try to reset index and full crawl, the ...
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SharePoint: Can’t display custom column value in Search Results

Good Day! I have the List on SharePoint Site. It’s enabled for showing in search results. I see its elements in Search Results Page. I would like to show my custom column values in Search Results. The ...
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SP365 - Exclude specific folder from search results

I've seen a number of explanations for how this works in SharePoint 2013 but nothing specific to SharePoint 365. I've got 2 separate folders within my document library, one of which contains draft ...
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Sharepoint online not indexing Publishing Pages

I have a publishing site containing pages with custom pages page layout and custom content type. All the documents, and site pages are appearing on search results but it is not showing results from ...
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Managed property not showing in Display template

We have a BCS-model which gets data from a database outside of SharePoint. We make data from the BCS searchable by creating managed properties and then mapping them to the auto generated crawled ...
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Set target crawl server for SharePoint

I am trying to change the target server for the search crawl from my WFEs to one of my app servers. I enabled Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application and set the DisableLoopbackCheck on the ...
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Search Service is not crawling all contents from the restored sites

A new SP farm has been setup and the content databases are restored from another farm. All the setup have been made in the search service application but it is not crawling all the documents from the ...
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Crawl Component Removal Impact

After a hardware maintenance of the application servers on our farm, we started getting some Load Balancer Endpoint errors on the Search Service. I had this before with the User Profile Service and ...
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2 site collections in the same web app, but only one gets crawled, why?

There is a root web application https://webapp.domain.com And it hosts 2 host-named site collections https://sites.domain.com https://teams.domain.com "webapp" is the Content Source. The crawl ...
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How to check if items are missing from search index

In SharePoint 2013 farm we have a Search Service Application running. Due to a very long time required to run a full crawl, decision has been made few months ago to not to run full crawl regularly and ...
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Is it possible to hook into the search crawler process, so that the crawled content can be transferred to a 3rd party indexing solution?

I'd like to hook on the existing search crawler process in SP 2013 and 2016 to use a 3rd party indexing and search solution. As a second step this index should be searchable by SharePoint as well. I ...
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SharePoint 2013 List is not searchable

I added an index to the List field the Managed Property is Searchable, the Mapped Crawled Properties is set to 'Include in full-text index'. the list field name is 'ShamelDisplayNameAr' the Managed ...
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Crawl stop after item count reached 2million+ in web application

I am using SharePoint 2013 foundation in dev environment. Suddenly I found that the crawl is stopped. The error message is showing The crawl item threshold is exceeded. I delete more than 500K ...
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Change Next Full Crawl date

Is it possible to set when the next full crawl date will be? I have to crawl 2 content sources every 4 weeks but I want them to be running every 2 weeks. For example: 01/Jan - intranet1 15/Jan - ...
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SharePoint Crawl Progress Monitoring

Is there any way to monitor the progress (ideally in percent) of a (full) crawl in SharePoint? Update: I know I can monitor the progression by viewing the crawled items, but I want to find a way to ...
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SharePoint Online Search Crawling

How can I define Sharepoint Online crawling schedule? I need that the crawling, be executed in the shortest possible time. Thanks.
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SPO- Want to assign full read permissions to account for crawling all site collections

Specific to SharePoint Online (SPO), I am trying to determine the minimum permissions I can assign an account so that it is able to read data on all the site collections which are available in the ...
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Crawl Errors “SharePoint returned an empty response”

I have some problems with crawling of content. The crawl logs show that 99% of errors are caused by .pdf files. Most of the errors look like: FullUrl: https://myServer/*.PDF ErrorId: 806 ...
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Modified items are multiple times in SP search index

I have a problem with sharepoint 2013 search engine. When I change some item, then in search result old record still display, even after re-indexing items. Not all items behave in this way (mostly ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Search crawl errors

I have a search crawl errors - I have more errors than successes. The files I am looking for are from document libraries and the main error is The first attempt to crawl this object failed. Another ...
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SharePoint Search Service is not provisioned

After rebooting our multiserver 2013 farm, the Search Administration page shows the following error: Sharepoint 2013 search error - The search application 'Search Service Application' on server ...
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SharePoint 2016 Searchable Items : All Error and Index Partition Error

I'm currently testing OneDrive For Business function. When I try to use the search bar to search for my document, it gives me error Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from ...
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Full Crawl inside my sharepoint server 2013 never stop

I am facing a problem that the full crawl never ends. now i have never similar problem since we have deployed the live sharepoint around 3 years ago. but last week i have noticed that new contents are ...
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Is there a way to send an alert in-case the Search Service Full crawl execution time exceed certain amount of time

We have a sharepoint server on-premise 2013 enterprise edition. and today i noticed that new content on our site collections are not being indexed (new content will not show on the search results). so ...
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SharePoint 2013 list item property bag and search

Question for SharePoint 2013 Does anyone know if it’s possible to index property keys at the SPListItem level? I know you can at the web, list level etc, but I really need for property values at ...
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Crawl Database disk almost out of capacity

We have a huge SharePoint environment running which has one server running exclusive for crawling. The disk of this server only has 60gb left of space and we are planning in switching it for a larger ...
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Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned. If the issue persists, please contact your administrator

My sharepoint site is displaying this error when I search something I have tried deleting and creating a new search application but the problem still persists. I have also tried tried this tutorial ...
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Indexed Network drive as a document library content

I have indexed a drive that I would like to make its content directly visible in a document library. Exemples: Shared drive/sales content should appear in Sharepoint/sales/document library Hope I ...
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How to detect the account used for crawling?

I am trying to crawl a network shared folder and I would like to find out which account SharePoint is using for the crawl.
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Indexing File Share get properties of files

I've successfully configured a content source to index a file share with SharePoint. So on this share are Office files, pictures, ... stored. These files contain several properties like on the ...
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Sharepoint search is showing conflict results on when it search for sub-strings and when it does not

I am confused on how sharepoint 2013 enterprise search works, mainly when it comes to search for sub-strings. now i got this confusing scenario :- I have the following item details:- where is got a ...
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Advance Seach webpart, can i force the “Contain” to search for substrings

I added an advance search web part inside my team site inside sharepoint enterprise server 2013, as follow:- but i am unable to understand how the contain actually works. for example i have these 3 ...
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Crawl Properties & Managed Properties for my lookup site column's Title. why this is not being managed automatically

I am working on 2 lists inside my sharepoint enterprise server 2013. the list are:- Departments Project where the Project list have a lookup field (named ProjectDepartment) to the Department list , ...
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crawl delete all files in content source as file share

Crawl log content source as file share like this image: No errors, no warnings, what is deletes? Files are xml, dll, sys, exe format delete Finally nothing show in results! When reset index and ...
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Why only custom site columns which contain data will get managed & crawl properties

i am facing a problem in understanding why some site columns got managed & crawl properties while the other do not. now when i check this further i found that only site columns which have data, ...
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checking the map between managed property names and their associated site column/s inside SharePoint 2013

I am working on a sharepoint server 2013, now i create a new Web Part of type Search Content Web Part. where inside the query builder i got a drop-down menu to select a property name as follow:- now ...
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SharePoint 2010 Search Performance Level

I am currently doing SharePoint Indexing and Search Performance tuning and I came across an article from MSDN. Link to the article: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sambetts/2013/11/05/changing-...
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What is the use of a sharepoint crawl?

I know a crawl is used to update the index in order to do a search on SharePoint quickly. But what I do not understand why one needs a crawl in the first place! Whenever a page is updated, added or ...
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Does the SharePoint Search crawler execute JavaScript?

The content of many web sites is being rendered with the usage of JavaScript after the page has been loaded on client side. Modern search crawlers like Google execute those scripts and index the ...