Search scope based on Content Type


  • Hello,

    I want to set a custom scope to search only Contact content type.

    So i access to SSP Search Setting and i allow ContenType property to
    be used in scopes. Then i create scope called ContactScope, applying the rule based
    on property ContentType = Contact. And it doesn't works, items found
    are 0.

    I do the same task on FileExtension property ( = doc) just to verify
    if error should be about crawling, refresh, reset, or just the way of entering data; but it works.

    (i try to set property rule ContentType = 0x0116 and then = 0116,
    as Contact has that id on Content Type Settings (/_layouts/

    If i type on search box: contenttype:"contact" (or "document" or no
    matter what CT) it works

    Anyone has faced this problem or have info o trace

    Thanks all

    Wednesday, February 06, 2008 3:29 PM

All replies

  • I would trying doing another full crawl and see if that fixes it.


    • Proposed as answer by Mano Mangaldas Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:23 PM
    Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:48 PM
  • I also had issues getting the Search Scopes to work. I have to get back to it to check if the issues been fully resolved but my problem was because of incorrect comparison of values.



    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:20 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you ever find a resolution to this problem?

    I am faced with a similiar issue.  I have three contenttypes but only have issues with two of them.

    The one that works fine has a Visio 07 template.

    The two that do not work are Word 07 temlates.  The strange thing is that after the content is crawled and I update the scopes, the first element I created of both of the two content types will show up in the respective scope; however, no other elements of that content type will.

    Thursday, January 07, 2010 5:02 PM
  • Hello,

    did you get an answer for this?

    did you find a solution?

    I'm having the same problem (help!)

    Thanks all

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:04 PM