Unable to search PDF by managed properties RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying search documents in sharepoint 2013 by using managed properties, I can get all files except PDF documents... But when I am trying search PDF with filename I can get the results but not with Managed Properties..

    For Example:

    querytext="Floor Plan.pdf" owstaxIdDocumentx0020Type:"Unit Layout Plan"

    This returns the one pdf file correctly. But if I will remove File name from queryText

    querytext=owstaxIdDocumentx0020Type:"Unit Layout Plan"

    Now I can get all other files having document type "Unit Layout Plan" except that pdf which also has the same metadata :(

    Any suggestions please. 



    Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:49 AM


  • Hi Amjad,

    As I understand, you cannot search PDF files by managed properties in SharePoint 2013.

    You could check the things below:

    1. Reset the index in the search application.

    2. Run the full crawl again to check if it can work.

    3. Check if there is error in the crawl log after doing the full crawl.

    The article below is about guide to the search schema in SharePoint 2013.


    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

    TechNet Community Support
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    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, October 19, 2015 9:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7:51 AM
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:34 AM