Searching in discussion boards


  • Hi All,

    I am looking at adding a discussion board/ forum to my sharepoint site.

    Is there a way to search only within the one discussion forum without picking up references in other lists/ documents/ discussion forums etc.



    Monday, March 19, 2012 2:53 PM


  • By default even the foundation allows users to search within a particular library or list. The same goes with discussion forums too. When you in your discussion list and make use of the search the default scope is the discussion list.

    If you have search express or SharePoint standard then you can make use of Advanced search web part to create a page were the search scope is limited to a library/list. You can refer to this technet article for details

    Regards, Mahesh

    Monday, March 19, 2012 3:40 PM