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What is the procedure to create a FAST Search Refiner based on the taxonmy in Sharepoint 2010. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Looking for the procedure to create a FAST Search Refiner based on the taxonmy in Sharepoint 2010.

    Is there any way to crawl by default the taxonomy in Sharepoint 2010 by FAST Search ?

    Regards,

    Tom Geo Jain

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:43 PM

All replies

  • Hi Tom,

    The default search FAST search center includes a taxonomy navigator by default (based on the managed meta data store via the ows_MetadataFacetInfo managed property).

    You cannot crawl the taxonomy store itself out of the box, but you will get taxonomy entries used as columns on lists and libraries.

    Maybe you can be a bit more specific what you are after?

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:52 PM
  • Hi Mikael,

     

    Thanks a lot.

    I just want to demo the FAST Search taxonomy navigator with some  Sharepoint 2010 Managed meta data. I am looking for some instruction or procedure for the same.

    Regards,

    Tom Geo Jain

     

     

    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:17 AM
  • Hi tom,

    If you download the Microsoft Information Worker image it has content with managed metadata, and also refiners configured towards it.

    Basically, add content in you SP site which ties to managed metadata. Index it, and it should work out of the box.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:38 AM
  • Mikael,

    the out of the box refiner for managed metadata is in a flat way not in a treeview way, right?

    + Region
    + Europe
    + Germany
    + Berlin, Bonn

    If Berlin and Bonn are tagged, then only the cities show up and not the path "to the cities in a tree", right?

    Regards

    Sven

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:37 AM
  • Hi Sven,

    This is correct. If you want it hierarchical you have to check to use the full taxonomy path in the list/library column for the data, and then create a custom refiner (managed property) and splitting on the path to get a multi-value hierarchical display of it.

    This way you can have it display similar to how you navigate the site/folder hierarchy.

    Basically create a new crawled/managed prop, use a custom extensibility stage to split out the values. There should be some threads on this in the forum as well.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 4:50 PM
  • Mikael,

    actually I am a little bit disappointed that powerful FAST is not able to understand hierarchical taxonomies out of the box. Using the fullpath option for the columns makes the values very long and this annoys the user.

    Are there any third party refiners on the market that can handle hierarchical taxonomies as a treeview in the refinement panel?

    Regards

    Sven

    Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:20 PM
  • Hi,

    I would not blame FAST but the SharePoint crawler which sends the data this way. FAST can only work with what is being sent to it.

    If the SharePoint crawler had sent the value as parent-child directly it would have worked oob.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/

    Sunday, March 4, 2012 7:20 PM
  • OK,

    you are right it was a little bit hasty. I thought that the FS4SP2010 was tailored to integrate perfectly into SP2010. However.. I think it is the integration that shows room for improvement.

    Sven

    Monday, March 5, 2012 6:55 AM
  • Hi Sven,

    I certainly agree with that and we can only hope this will change in the future. FS4SP is sort of just a replacement for the search back-end where some integration has specific module, but taxonomy is not something they have done any special work on, which I agree is bad.

    -m


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/

    Monday, March 5, 2012 9:26 AM