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Incorrect Search results number RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I'm currently working at search center and recently I've noticed that the number of search results in "About xx results" can vary a a lot.

    I've found the similar question here: http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/t/204676.aspx - the given answer seemed good untill I tried to check the logic and to calculate results count in my test environment.

    So, I have 45 total results. One of this results has duplicate. The results are shown by 10 per page. The duplicated results is shown at the first page. If I click on the next pages, I see the following (Im sorry for this clip2net logo, this is not an advertising:) ) : 

    About 41 results about 41

    About 43 results about 43

    About 44 resultsabout 44

    Total results: 44 44 results total

    I can't get, why it shows 41 and even 43 on the first 2 pages, while there is only 1 duplicate that might be hidden...

    Please help me to understand this logic.

    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

    Friday, September 12, 2014 8:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi Martynenko,

    I understand that the results count is incorrect in SharePoint Search Results web part.

    It is by design that the number on search result web part is a very rough number related to the mechanism within search engine.

    It is not accurate because the accurate count of the search result is not the main target for search engine.

    If we need the accurate number of some specific type of files, we can use the SharePoint search APIs to get the search result, and this is same as the result from web part.

    http://spbreed.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/sharepoint-2013-solution-to-inconsistent-search-results-count/

    Or you can set the query to include the duplicates.

    Best regards.

    Thanks


    Victoria Xia
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:10 PM
    Monday, September 15, 2014 4:15 AM

All replies

  • Hi Martynenko,

    I understand that the results count is incorrect in SharePoint Search Results web part.

    It is by design that the number on search result web part is a very rough number related to the mechanism within search engine.

    It is not accurate because the accurate count of the search result is not the main target for search engine.

    If we need the accurate number of some specific type of files, we can use the SharePoint search APIs to get the search result, and this is same as the result from web part.

    http://spbreed.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/sharepoint-2013-solution-to-inconsistent-search-results-count/

    Or you can set the query to include the duplicates.

    Best regards.

    Thanks


    Victoria Xia
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:10 PM
    Monday, September 15, 2014 4:15 AM
  • Hi,

    Please check the following article once

    http://prashamsabadra.blogspot.in/2014/03/difference-between-search-result-web_6.html


    Thanks! Best Regards, Prasham Sabadra http://prashamsabadra.blogspot.in

    Monday, September 15, 2014 6:16 AM