Mapping a new managed property RRS feed

  • Question

  • When adding a new managed property and add mapping, for example when i search "product". i get a list of properties to choose from

    what is the difference between properties having the syntax "ows_product(Text)" to "ows_Product" and to "product(Text)"...?

    keren tsur
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:23 PM

All replies

  • Hello keren,

    All crawled properties prefixed with "ows_" come from SharePoint.

    You can view all the different metadata categories in Central Admin->FAST Query SSA->FAST Search Administration. In the processing pipeline during indexing crawled properties from different systems gets mapped to the different categories. Typically you want to map the Title property from several source systems to the same managed property to be treated as one.

    The value at the end of the crawled property (Text) tells you the data type, and it should match the type of your managed property.

    Mikael Svenson 

    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:42 PM
  • So if i map something named ows_product - with no (text) - what does it means?

    and properties without the prefix of "ows" - does it mean their source is not SharePoint?

    keren tsur
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:45 PM