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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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SharePoint Hybrid Search Setup - Issues with Kerberos 3-Tier Farm

I'm having issues setting up the first leg of a Hybrid environment between my SP2013 Production On-Premise Farm with my SharePoint Online. It's a 3-Tier system with Kerberos authentication enabled, ...
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What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection?

What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection? What are the benefits of creating it as as new site collection v.s a subsite.
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How do I fix a degraded SharePoint 2013 index partition when there is only one of them?

We have a test environment that is no longer able to successfully crawl content. The crawl logs show successful URLs, but I can't search for that content. It has worked in the past, but stopped ...
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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

I have set the following inside the content sources: Incremental crawl to be every 20 minutes Full crawl: At 1:00 every day. When I first set this it was working well, the incremental crawl take ...
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SharePoint 2010 Search: When is a document a duplicate?

When is SharePoint search treating a document as a duplicate? I did some testing with 3 documents in a document library, different names ofcourse, but all the same file content. Performed a crawl and ...
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SharePoint Search: Exclude lists and listitems from search results

I'm very new to MOSS 2007 search and just started playing around with the configuration. At the moment the index contains nearly everything a site has to offer. After testing the search on my ...
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How can I get suffix matching in a search in SharePoint 2013?

I'm new to SharePoint 2013 and I'm quite puzzled, that it seems to be impossible to search for the middle part of a string. Simple example: I've added a lot of documents (PDFs, ...) from our Windows ...
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Context Search box on MySite does not redirect to Search Center when Search Results WebPart is on the same page

I am facing a strange problem that is easy to reproduce with SharePoint 2013: Go to the MySite Add a search results webpart. Change the search result webpart to a static query Use the context search ...
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Query Builder for Result Source not working in Central Admin

I'm trying out Result Sources at the Search Service Application level (i.e. within Central Admin). When I create a new source I can click the link to Launch Query Builder, but the Search Result ...
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How to change the style of the Search box?

I would like to change the image next to the search box to a styled input button. Do I need to create a new delegate control to do this? Can I do this with css, if so how? This is the standard ...
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Performing a search that is not security trimmed

I'm trying to documents of a certain content type that has a certain tagging (the documents are spread over several site collection). To get some performance I'm trying to do it with a KeywordQuery. ...
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What's the best way to get to Crawl log in SharePoint Online 2013?

In SPO, Search suddenly stopped working. Can't even locate files from inside document libraries. Where is the crawl log in SPO?
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How do I set a list to not be valid for search through the object model?

In WSS 3.0, there's an option under "Advanced Settings" for a List as follows: Search Specify whether this list should be visible in search results. Users who do not have permission to see ...
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How do we add Sort By Last Name on People Search?

This may be a simple question but I am having a hard time figure out how to add Last Name on Sort by in People search. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading. //Update - tried to ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Search results are only shown for admin

I've setup Search on a SharePoint 2010 Farm. It has crawled the site perfectly and there are thousands of items in the index. However, only the admin user can search. I've been over the settings, and ...
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How to prevent a SharePoint web part from being crawled

We have a custom web part for our SharePoint 2007 farm that calls a very large report (lots of views and stored procs being called) that is used on hundreds of pages on team sites and MySites. We get ...
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How to do sharepoint people search via webservice?

I need to access search for people in SharePoint 2010 from a webservice. I have tried this querypacket: sb.Append("<QueryPacket xmlns='urn:Microsoft.Search.Query'>"); ...
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SharePoint 2013: "Find an Item" search box does not return results

We have 2 web applications, in one of the web application search is working properly and we are able to see search results from "Find an Item" box above the list name. However in the other web ...
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AAM with SearchCentre on it's own Web App

Firstly I am looking for an OOTB way on premises for SP2013 - I can do this by hacking around with additional headers. The purpose is to have multiple web apps using AAM all have a single global ...
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The start address cannot be crawled

Getting the following on my WSS3 server. The server was renamed from GIMEL2 to GIMEL, and I ran stsadm -o renameserver. The search is running great, just want to remove this error The start address ...
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How can I get search to index pages where the content is built up dynamically?

I am using the JQueryUI Accordion control within a web part on a SharePoint 2010 site. The way I am using it is to have the content in the accordion panels held as individual pages which are then ...
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Site Collection Web Analytics reports numbers are incorrect

We are experiencing problems with the reports from the site collection web analytics. We use SharePoint Server with FAST search on a public facing web site. Our SharePoint solution is only used for ...
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Searching for pages in SharePoint online 2013

Pages are not getting filtered based on the search criteria in SharePoint Search Online 2013, Provider Hosted App. Reference for HandleBars It shows all the results. Below is the search bar and ...
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SP2010 custom ranking model filetypes

I have a custom ranking model which works great. But is it possible to give some page layouts higher ranking than others? I started trying this with file types as a lot of the examples are using ...
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Search scopes have too few items

This is a difficult question I am trying to figure out how SharePoint 2010 Search and Scope works. I have a site that contains 369 sites, and 5563 total pages within those sites. The sites are all ...
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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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CSOM Search API does not return all the results

I am having a problem with the code below. It is not returning all the rows/items which are found in different lists. The total number of items is 28, but the code below is returning 19. I have set ...
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Search results from only contenttype X

How can I search by some keyword and show the results only from contenttype X? I am using sharepoint 2013. UPDATE: I would like to implement this in the search page and not in some search webpart. ...
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Changes to permission take effect in search results only with next full crawl

I'm facing the problem that changes made to users' permissions within a site collections take effect only after a full crawl in search results. Given the following SharePoint 2013 Server environment. ...
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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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SharePoint Search prevent showing results when loading page

I have a site with two webparts (search input field and search results). On each pageload it's searching for an empty string and returns all results, similar to "*". Querytext: {SearchBoxQuery}( ...
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Make SharePoint search results link to document instead of DispForm.aspx with no iFilter

We are storing quite a lot of pdf documents (images with no dual layer text) and do not wish to add a pdf iFilter (with the resultant storage and search performance costs). As we do not have an ...
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List of SharePoint 2010 English Word Breakers?

I am completely frustrated with finding the actual list of SharePoint 2010 word breakers. Everything on Microsoft's site is just that they have them for English, BUT WHAT ARE THEY? I keep reading ...
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How does SharePoint Search handle pending (unapproved) items?

How does SharePoint Search handle the indexing of pending (unapproved) items/documents? As far as I can see there are no pending documents in the index. These seems a little odd to me, since it would ...
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Search Center: How do you re-order the tabs

Context: SP 2010, Enterprise Search center site. How do you re-order the tabs on the search + result pages? I've found documentation for how its done in SP 2007 but SP 2010 seems to have removed the ...
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Excel files always open in browser

On our Intranet I have activated the site collection feature "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default". On the Document libraries I have also set the *Default open behavior for browser-...
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Skip part of page during crawl

Is there any way to mark parts of a page not to be indexed by Microsoft Search Server Express 2010? For example all pages have footer, and I wan't be able to do something like <div class="no-...
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Code blocks not allowed searchresults.aspx

I'm getting this error on a copy of our SharePoint 2013 site collection. I've tried unghosting searchresults.aspx, but it comes back with "Cannot revert to the site definition version of this file. It ...
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Show correct content type with custom display item

I am using the following code in a custom display template for my search results to show the correct content type of an item: _#=ctx.CurrentItem.ContentType=#_ The good part is that it returns the ...
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How do I retrieve the SharePoint Modern site's classification property via search REST APIs?

I am creating a rollup of Modern team and communication sites that are provisioned in my tenant by creating one SPFx webpart which retrieves the site's title, URL, logo and some other properties using ...
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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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Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance

I'm running a SharePoint 2010 environment consisting of one Web Front End Server and one Database Server. When I view the event logs on the Web Server I see several errors with the Event ID 6482: ...
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Search processes consuming a lot of memory

I am currently monitoring the memory usage of a newly installed Sharepoint Server. Since the server is new it only has 5 active users and 2 libraries with 5 documents. The server has only Sharepoint ...
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Search not indexing search results / content search webpart on a page

I have a page which features a search results webpart to show the results of a preconfigured search query. The display template of the webpart has been modified to include a number of custom metadata ...
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RowLimit - The allowed range of values is 0 to 500

I have a KQL query used with KeywordQuery that used to work in SP 2010 but no longer works in 2013: scope="All Sites" AND path:"/sites/" AND path:"/Pages/ThisPage.aspx" The error that’s given is: ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Search Keyword Query Language (KQL) field value is null or empty

I have a search query, in which I want certain a field to return results where its value is empty : (contentclass:sts_listitem OR IsDocument:True) SPSiteUrl:http://sharepoint2013b:41000/sites/...
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Search Crawl - Access Denied

Search crawl log Error: "Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being ...
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Get minor version of a document using REST API

I have a requirement to get all minor versions of documents in document libraries and list items in lists within a specific SharePoint site(SPWeb). To simplyfy the solution, first I obtained all the ...
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Why do crawls work, but scope contains 0 items?

We have got an interesting situation: http://intradev http://mysites Our Intranet is based on SharePoint 2010 server small farm with 2 servers. AD is Windows 2003. The Search crawls both sites just ...
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