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The search platform that operates within SharePoint.

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Hierarchical Refiner User Profile Property

We have a requirement to be able to have a refiner in People search that refines in an hierarchical way. Let's say we have A custom User Profile Property called "Organisation" bound to a TermSet "...
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Content search and content type

In SP 2013 on-prem publishing site, I have a Content Search WebPart that shows a list of pages by querying for the custom content type id, and it worked fine until I edited the navigation settings on ...
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Anonymous users can't use refinement panel or paging on custom search page

I have a custom page in SP 2013 with a search results part and a refinement panel. Everything works fine for authenticated users, but anonymous users get error messages when they click on anything in ...
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Problem Adding Apps at the SharePoint Store

I am trying to add an app at SharePoint Store but I just get errors. I've got the following error: "Sorry, we can't seem to connect to the SharePoint Store. Try again in a bit." Now this error ...
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Querying on Managed Metadata for term and parent terms

I have a Managed Metadata field called Geography using the following term set as an example. North America Canada Toronto United States New York This Geography ...
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How can I create Ctrl-F Functionality from a search field?

I have a long page on SharePoint 2010 that needs to be searchable for keywords on that page. Apparently the target group is "unable/unwilling" to learn Ctrl-F so I was asked to create a permanent ...
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FBA - Search Issue with Custom Login Page

I have implemented FBA on an web application which has a custom login page. The custom page doesn't let the users login via windows authentication even though it is enabled from central admin. Seems ...
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Opening document from Search results - This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given

Hi I am trying to open an Office document by clicking on the search results document title, however an error box pops up saying: This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the ...
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Search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component

For a couple of days, I have with a problem related with Search Service Application. Service suddenly stopped working, being in the stopped state and did not response. I recreated the Shared Service ...
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SharePoint 2013 Result Sources - Combining BCS Content Source with SP Content Source - Only See SP Content Source

Scenario: Content Source 1 : Standard SharePoint Local Sites Content Source 2 : BCS Application Seek to create 1 Unified Search Result from a Common Result Source.. I have been trying to combine a ...
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No results when searching with special characters in custom metadata property

We have an issue with SharePoint 2010 Search. Currently, we have a property in Active Directory, for each user, that specify their initials. We have a scheduled task that runs every hour to sync these ...
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Could not find HostController Service in server

I'm getting the above error message in the ULS logs and I can't seem to figure out where it comes from (obviously it has something to do with search, but I don't know what): Could not find ...
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Change default Index location of Search Service Instance on SharePoint 2013

My purpose is to move search index folder from drive C to drive D. I've already changed location of all search components to drive D as described here and here. But The Default Index location of ...
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Exception while searching

we have configured a Search Service Application for our SharePoint farm. we have alternate access making configured. The search crawl is working after adding host entry. However, when we search for ...
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Improving SharePoint Online Search

We are trying to expose some advanced search capabilities for a SharePoint Online document library in the "new" format. We've uploaded a number of files to this library that may need to be produced in ...
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SharePoint Query Rule Guidance

Need some guidance on setting up a query rule to display a page as a promoted result. I have a web page containing multiple links pointing to my corporate policies (email, alcohol/drugs use, anti-...
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Custom Value refiners in SharePoint 2016 API

We have SP 2016 On Premises Search . In our search results, When we search for any query- we have refiner that counts the number of items in the specified Range. But, Is it possible to sum the values ...
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Adding new managed properties with a script in SharePoint online?

I was wondering does anyone know if there is a way to add a batch of managed properties in SharePoint Online? There is PowerShell script for on 2013 for on prem but what about online? Thanks!
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Does SharePoint provide a hierarchical search results inside my site collections?

Sometimes I face scenarios inside my SharePoint server 2013 that I cannot understand. Recently I realize the following inside my SharePoint web applications search scope. Now I have three site ...
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SharePoint Online search does not index word (.docx) or powerpoint files (.pptx)

For whatever reason SharePoint search is not indexing .docx or .pptx files. Excel, pdf, web etc all work fine. I've tried creating a new doc lib, creating a new word doc via the 'New' button in SP ...
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Cannot delete “Search Service Application” - Event ID: 3355

I'm unable to remove the "Search Service Application" and I'm open to any ideas. This is what I've tried so far (Unsuccessfully): Delete via Central Admin Delete via PowerShell Remove-...
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use of searchExecutor

I'm trying to use the search for sharepoint 2013 so I use searchExecutor. My issue is when I execute this line, I get an exception ResultTableCollection searchResults = searchExecutor.ExecuteQuery(...
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Determining if a metadata property is indexed or not

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 ...
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Could not look up Document ID due to an error encountered in Microsoft Search Server

Today I'm facing a problem with Document ID look-up, after went through all the steps: Activate Document ID and Document Set feature Run Document ID job assignment and Document enable timer job My ...
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Handling The SharePoint REST API Search Threshold Limit In powershell

We are using SharePoint Online. I would like to search in all sitecollections for the word "passport". I make it working with the REST api in powershell. But I have now only the problem that it ...
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REST: Search results from communication sites aren't tenant wide

[edit] Narrowing the diagnostic: searchs results are incorrect wen call from communication sites [/edit] I'm working with SharePoint Online and I'm facing an issue regarding search results. I have ...
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Refiner value lost when entering keyword search

I'm bringing the user to a search result page by passing a search refiner from the previous page. The refiner is showing checked as it should. Also the search results are refining as it should. The ...
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Search through site pages over specific content in one of them

Tried to find but couldn't. Is it possible to search through standard search engine for particular content and to find site page where that content is placed?
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How do I prioritize search results to show file names containing keyword appear first?

I have a document library in sharepoint online and I need to have the search results show any documents that have the searched keyword appear in the file name come up first in results, (i.e. if I have ...
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SharePoint Search hover panel display template customization

I have requirement to customize search results hover panel, where we need to add Delete link same as Edit,Follow,Send as shown in below image which delete the current item.
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All query processing components are in 'Failed' status

Error logs on Sharepoint 2013 Search Farm: Microsoft.Ceres.InteractionEngine.Component.FlowHandleRegistry : Exceptions occurred when evaluating the flow. Microsoft.Ceres.Evaluation.DataModel....
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Hybrid Search SharePoint 2013-2016

I have configured Hybrid Search in my SharePoint Onprem. I can also see some results in my O365, however I am wondering about the "Cralwed Properties". My question is : Can I see "Cralwed Properties"...
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KQL direct url to file + icon

I have 2 questions regarding the KQL (keyword query): Which property should I retrieve to get an URL to a file in results? The property Path"is www.site.com/sites/site/documentlibrary/DispForm.aspx?...
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12K document in single document library!

One of my customer is using a custom DMS in which they store all documents, of all projects and departments etc, at single location with metadata tagged with each document and use a search/filter page ...
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Redirect search result item to web part view not actual list

I have 4 document libraries (DLs) , each of them has been viewed in a web part with another page.aspx. I have search center for all of those DLs, when the search result comes on the search page and ...
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Schema can't be modified since the application is paused

I am working on a site provisioning project in SharePoint online. I am heavily using custom display templates and content by search web parts for the site . I have managed properties that I need to ...
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Search box missing

I have a document library where the search box is missing. The style under view is set to default. When editing the web part, under miscellaneous there is no option to display the search box.
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How to Build Power BI Report that reads info on all SharePoint Online site collections?

What is the best approach to build a Power BI Report that reads info on all SharePoint Online documents from all site collections in an Office 365 Tenant? I’d like to build a report from all ...
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Consolidate search refiners

Is it possible to consolidate refiners in search on a SharePoint Online site into a single value, i.e. MA, Mass, Massachusetts would consolidate into Mass. I think it's a dictionary, but when trying ...
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Refiner showing on 15 items

In my search refiner I am getting on 15 Item and sorting also not working. Even after I have changed Maximum number limit to 999. And Sort by: Name, Direction: Ascending
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Adding external blog to SharePoint Online Search

We have a company intranet based on SharePoint Online. Since the built-in blogging features of SharePoint could not meet our requirements, we have set up an external blog using WordPress. Both the ...
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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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Modify template used by best bets

I have set up a query rule to include a promoted result which is working fine and I see my promoted result at the top of search results for specific search terms. This is all great. But I don't want ...
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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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Is it possible to display recently changed items for a specific SharePoint site?

I'm experimenting with the Search API in SharePoint. I would like to retrieve recently changed items for a specific site. I can easily retrieve all recently changed items for the entire SharePoint-...
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Author Versus CreatedBy Versus AuthorOWSUser managed properties

I am building a content search web part inside my team site collection, and i want to show the user how created an issue tracking item inside my web part. but inside the content search web part i ...
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How can I provide Advanced custom searching in a document library

I have one requirement to provide advance searching capabilities where the user will retrieve documents on basis of certain search parameters. For example a user selects a category, few sub-categories ...
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Display Template lookup column additional fields

I have a search based solution where I work alot with Display Templates to render out results in a fancy way. It all works fine and dandy with Managed Properties mapped up etc. However, I've come ...
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Managed Property "Rank" not sortable

Is there a documented reason why the Rank Managed Property is no longer sortable in SharePoint 2016? Note, that the managed property was also not marked as sortable in SP2013 but it was somehow ...
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SharePoint search alert not working for external users

I am not able to create alert for search result for external users. It provides me below error: The was a problem configuring your Search Alerts. It looks like you don't have a valid user profile....
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