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Change text in SharePoint 2013 search box
SharePoint adds a search box by default to all site pages created OOB. This text reads as 'Search...' or 'Search This Site' but sometimes we want to customize this text, say, we want it to be 'Search My Site'. This can be done easily in few steps using jQuery as mentioned...
4 May 2015
SharePoint Online: Create a Search Managed Property on SharePoint Online
On this post I will show you how to add a Search Managed Property and use it on your Advanced Search Web Part. First we need to create a custom list. I've created a custom list named Products and added 3 columns. -Product Name [Text] -Product Category...
28 Apr 2015
SharePoint Online: Add Advanced Search Web Part
One thing I have noticed for SharePoint online is that it does not have an Advanced Search Web Part, well, at least by default. I have been looking all around and even added a Search Center thinking it might be the reason my site does not have an Advanced Search Web Part but to no avail...
28 Apr 2015
SharePoint Online: Use a Search Managed Property as Property Restriction on a Advanced Search Web Part
First we need to open the Web Part Properties of your Advanced Search Web Part. Under Properties section, click on Properties (yeah quite redundant). You should see something like this: Copy/Paste the code on an XML Formatter for easier editing ( XML Formatter )...
28 Apr 2015
Popularity Trends and Most Popular Items reports in SharePoint 2013
Recently in my project, there was a requirement where site admin wants to view the usage report for list/library items like how many times item viewed/downloaded, unique visits for that item etc. Thanks to Enhanced Search Capabilities and Analytics Processing Component in SharePoint 2013, that we have...
24 Apr 2015
How to use Metadata as search parameter in Advance Search Web Part
Sharepoint provides a very powerful OOTB advanced search web part. However if you want to add custom property to appear in property restiction, it is quite easy!!! Create a refinable property for custom property which you want to be displayed in property restriction. Now go to the Advanced...
4 Jan 2015
Azure Search Client Library for .NET Framework
Table of Contents Getting started Management Operations Creating and updating an index Get Index Get Index Statistics Delete Index Index Document Operations Adding a Document Query Operations Search Index Document lookup Azure Search Client Library covers all the functionalities available...
12 Oct 2014
SharePoint: Metadata Tag Refiners not displaying in SharePoint 2013/Office 365 Search
Table of Contents Issue How to restore the Tags Refiner in Basic or Enterprise Search Centre Issue In SharePoint 2010, the default search experience was to display a Tags or Keywords refiner in the refinement panel whenever a certain amount of content was detected that contained Managed Metadata...
5 Sep 2014
SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1: Search Web Part Not working
This is now become a known issue in SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 that it can affect the functionality of the Search WebPart. So, do not install it on production environments until a fix is available. SharePoint Server 2013 is not effected by this update as mentioned on the SharePoint Foundation...
4 Sep 2014
SharePoint 2013 Search
The purpose of this post is to provide all links related to SharePoint 2013 search at single place. Search in SharePoint 2013 enables users to find relevant information more quickly and easily than ever before and makes it easy for Search administrators to customize the search experience. It also...
4 Sep 2014
Microsoft Azure Search Client Library for .NET Framework
Azure Search Client Library covers all the functionalities available within the Azure Search service. Using the Azure Search Client Library you can quickly and easily take advantage of Azure Search within your application using .NET Framework and your favourite programming language, may that be C#...
30 Aug 2014
Attached Files in InfoPath are not Indexed by SharePoint
This is a frequent and common question that every SharePoint/InfoPath developer come across at some point of time. The fact is attached files in InfoPath forms are not indexed. When you upload a file in an InfoPath form using the File Attachment control, InfoPath saves not only the binary data, but...
27 Aug 2014
Summary of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Service Pack 1 - improvements and fixes
Srini Du - MSFT
Table of Contents SP1 improvements SP1 fixes This is a summary of the improvements and fixes in FAST Search for SharePoint Service Pack 1 . The list contains some additional info compared to the excel sheet published with the SP1 update. SP1 includes new fixes and improvements, but also includes...
26 Aug 2014
The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component.Verify that the administration component ‘ ′ in search application ‘Search Service Application’ is in a good state and try again
The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component. Verify that the administration component ‘ ′ in search application ‘Search Service Application’ is in a good state and try again. Issue: The search service is not able to connect to the machine that...
11 Jul 2014
Cannot open database “server_search“ requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user
Cannot open database “server_search“ requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user - See more at: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/2014/06/cannot-open-database-seversearch.html#sthash.UpHCK592.dpuf Cannot open database “server_search“ requested by the login. The login failed. Login...
17 Jun 2014
SharePoint 2010: Search Windows PowerShell cmdlets
In SharePoint 2010, Search service is composed of several components, all of which provide specific functionality that is required for Search to operate. These components can be configured by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. The following is a comprehensive listing of cmdlets that are available for...
13 Jun 2014
SharePoint 2007: Search and Protocol Handlers
Table of Contents Introduction Default Protocol Handlers See Also Introduction All content that is crawled requires the use of a protocol handler to gain access to that content. Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides protocol handlers for all common Internet protocols. However, if you want...
13 Jun 2014
Rock your Search Performance on SharePoint Development environments in 10 steps.
Benoit Jester - MTFC
This article has heavy credits from the Microsoft Best Practices for crawling in SharePoint 2013 and Best Practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010 . When configuring the Search Service Application you’ll see that SharePoint (or the Search Service Application) creates and configures...
28 May 2014
SharePoint 2010: FAST Search for SharePoint Cumulative Updates
Srini Du - MSFT
This article reviews the various important CUs, hotfixes and related information for FAST Search for SharePoint 2010. Detailed directions for installing CUs and service packs are provided here: Install a software update (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint) . Note 1: The article indicates...
2 May 2014
PowerShell: Get Process for SharePoint 2013 NodeRunners
Benoit Jester - MTFC
Save the code below to a file named something like getNodeRunnerProcess.ps1 and then run it using any of the following: To get all the noderunner processes on the current server : getNodeRunnerProcess.ps1 To get all the noderunner processes on a specified server :...
30 Apr 2014
SharePoint 2010: FAST Search Server Survival Guide
This is a list of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint resources you can add too, and feel free to rearrange. Table of Contents Main TechNet and MSDN resources Updates Architecture Training Install Troubleshooting installations Configuration Performance and sizing Operations...
28 Apr 2014
SharePoint 2010: Multi-Value Property Support in FAST Search Server
Table of Contents What is multi-value properties? Configuring multi-value properties What about CSV data? What is multi-value properties? A multi-value property in FAST Search Server for SharePoint is a property that can handle multiple strings. Such properties can derive from multi-value crawled...
27 Apr 2014
SharePoint 2010: Performance Differences of Search verse Recursively Looping
Table of Contents Introduction Creating a Webpart to Test the Performance of Both Methods. WebPart Code for Testing the Performance of Both Methods Using SPMonitoredScope Turning on the Developer Dashboard with PowerShell Testing the Example Webpart Test 1: User A, on a site collection with 9 sites ...
14 Mar 2014
SharePoint 2013: Search - User Segmentation
Table of Contents Introduction Scenario chosen for this article The steps Step 1: Create the terms related to the "User Segments" Step 2 : Create the WebPart Step 3 : Create the Query Rule(s) Result Anonymous access References See Also Introduction The concept of "User Segmentation"...
11 Mar 2014
SharePoint 2010 : Custom BCS connector for Search with Security Trimming, Batching and Incremental Crawling
João Eduardo Sousa
Table of Contents Introduction / Background Intended Audience Requirement Statement Solution Business Data Catalog Model Database Deployment Steps 1. Deploying Business Data Catalog Model File 2. Set Permission on external content type 3. Create Line of Business Content source under Search Service 4...
17 Feb 2014
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