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  1. We want to search without inputting property names when specifying multiple managed properties for search

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    複数の管理プロパティを指定して検索する際に、プロパティ名を入力せずに検索したい。
    We want to search without inputting property names when specifying multiple managed properties for search


    ■Description(内容):
    特定の管理プロパティに該当するアイテムを検索する際に、検索クエリの設定によって管理プロパティ名を指定せずに検索することが可能だが、複数の検索語句を入力する場合は管理プロパティ名を指定しないと検索ができない。
    管理プロパティ名の入力を省いて複数の検索語句に該当するアイテムを検索できるよに、機能の拡充を要望します。

    When searching for items that correspond to specific managed properties, depending on the search query settings it may be possible to search without specifying managed property names, but if multiple search terms are inputted search cannot be performed if managed property names are not specified.
    We hope this feature can be improved to enable searching of multiple search terms when managed property names are omitted.

    18 votes
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  2. Implement merge of web, & folder properties with document and list item properties. & Speed up indexing of websites.

    Common problem we have is that all documents in website have set of properties related to place in which they are stored like Project name, project type, location ........ when indexer indexing documet metadata, properties from web , folders and item should be combined, so we should be able make query and retrieve them. And another limitation is that when we change web properties, this properties are updated pretty slowly it take more than 72hours, properties of newly created websites are indexed in near realtime but not when we update web properties

    7 votes
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  3. Show people results in site search results

    In modern search, if you have a site's search scope configured to be "Site", the result page does not include people and the people vertical is missing from the results.

    /_layouts/15/search.aspx/siteall?q=<queryterm>

    Would be great to have the option to show people results within the search, as well as in the instant type-ahead search.

    10 votes
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  4. Results in filter on "Single line of text" field - don't respect the filters from other fields

    When using filter on a choice or lookup column, and then do a filter on a "single line of text" field by using the search box, when results are are based on all items on the list, and not only the results based on the filter set in choice or lookup column.
    Would only make sense that the results are based on the selected filters.

    3 votes
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  5. Add search capability for searching the file contents of script files

    Could Microsoft please add search capability for searching the file contents of script files (.sql, .cmd, .bat, .vbs, .js, .cs) since they are primarily text files.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/technical-reference/default-crawled-file-name-extensions-and-parsed-file-types

    Alternatively it would be great if we had an option to add custom file types for files that we would like parsed. We are using SharePoint 365 and there isn't an option to do so.

    3 votes
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  6. Searching for files encrypted with AIP

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    AIP にて暗号化されたファイルの検索について
    Searching for files encrypted with AIP


    ■Description(内容):
    AIP にて暗号化されたファイルを検索した際に、検索結果に表示されるようパフォーマンスの向上を希望します。

    Please improve performance by having files encrypted with AIP appear in search results.

    3 votes
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  7. Find MS Stream video in sharepoint search results

    When I search for a video in Sharepoint it would be nice if I get a result from existing videos in microsoft stream.

    2 votes
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  8. SharePoint Search Results does not display OneNote Page

    We’ve stored a lot of our team OneNote Notebooks on Modern Communication SharePoint site. The issue what we’re experiencing with SharePoint Search UX is that while searching for the content present within any OneNote from SharePoint, only the section name of OneNote gets displayed within the SharePoint Search results, instead of the actual OneNote page where the content resides. Thus, to get to the actual content, user needs to perform multiple searches:
    1. Search for content via SharePoint search page
    2. As the relevant information on content could be present across multiple Notebooks, lots of section names appear in search…

    50 votes
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  9. Requesting an improvement in how Office files in search results are opened in Office Online

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索結果より Office ファイルを開いた場合に、Office Online でファイルが開く動作について改善を要望します
    Requesting an improvement in how Office files in search results are opened in Office Online


    ■Description(内容):
    サイト コレクションにて "既定でクライアント アプリケーションでドキュメントを開く" をアクティブ化している場合でも、ユーザー設定で既定の "ブラウザーで開く" 設定されている場合は、検索結果より Office ファイルを開くと Online で開く動作となる。
    ユーザーごとにファイルを開いた場合に動作が異なることや Online では正常に機能しない動作がある場合を考慮し、クライアント アプリケーションで Office ファイルを開くように統一したいため、サイト コレクションの設定と連動してほしい。
    また、ユーザー設定についてはユーザーごとに設定が必要であり、サイト単位で設定ができるように併せて機能の実装を要望します。
    Even if "Open in the client application" is enabled in site collections, Office files in search results will be opened using Office Online if the user setting is set to "Open using browser".
    Considering that user actions performed when the file is opened differ for every user and some actions may not be performed normally in…

    23 votes
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  10. Fix search results for SharePoint 2019 filenames with special characters - 404 Not Found

    SharePoint 2019 filenames with "#" breaks search result links resulting in an error: 404 Not Found.

    The '#' is not url encoded in the quick search results link.

    3 votes
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  11. A feature to specify directories for searching

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索対象階層の指定機能の拡充
    A feature to specify directories for searching


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online にてドキュメント ライブラリ内の画面上部検索バーから検索した場合、アクセスしているライブラリ配下のすべてのアイテムが検索対象となるが、フォルダーや階層が多数ある場合に検索結果が煩雑となってしまうため、検索対象のフォルダーや階層を指定できる機能の拡充を希望します。
    When searching from the search bar on top of the document library screen in SharePoint Online, all items under the accessed library will be search targets, but search results will turn out to be complicated if there are lots of folders and directories, so we hope that this feature can be improved to specify the folders and directories for searching.

    6 votes
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  12. Improve visibility/usability of navigating the levels of search.

    I think the contextual search (ie list/library, site) are good to have but the transition from one to the other or to 'organization' search is not very good/consistent.

    At the bottom of the page on doc library; 'hidden' in breadcrumbs in the site search.

    People just don't NOTICE!

    2 votes
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  13. Add 'hit' highlight like in Delve search

    SP search does not have hit highlight like in Delve search (or on this page :) ) For content in libraries and lists in particular it would be nice to at least see number of hits somehow in results returned. But in Organization results it would certainly be valuable.

    2 votes
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  14. Column List Formatting in search results (search this website)

    I want to have the ability to use FULL Column List Formatting possibilities on the "search this Website" Results Page. (@thumbnail.medium)

    specially this one: (@thumbnail.medium)
    https://github.com/pnp/sp-dev-list-formatting/tree/master/column-samples/file-thumbnail

    2 votes
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  15. Add Microsoft Stream preview in Microsoft Search

    Add Microsoft Stream preview in Microsoft Search bookmarks.
    Similar to adding a PowerApp

    1 vote
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  16. Please improve the accuracy of SharePoint Online file search feature

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Onlineのファイル検索機能精度の向上を要望します。
    Please improve the accuracy of SharePoint Online file search feature


    ■Description(内容):
    現在のSharePoint Onlineの検索ではファイル名に日本語が含まれていると検索の精度が低いものとなっております。また、検索時にダブルクォーテーションやアスタリスクを指定する検索を行っても検索の精度が向上しません。そのため、日本語が含まれるファイル名を検索する機能の向上を要望します。
    Currently the accuracy of SharePoint Online file search feature is low when searching for filenames that include Japanese characters. In addition, the accuracy of the search will not be improved even if the search is performed by specifying double quotation marks or asterisks. Thus, we hope that the feature can be improved when searching for filenames that include Japanese characters.

    4 votes
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  17. Add the facility to OneDrive or to a separate application to mimic "Open in explorer"

    Add the facility to OneDrive or to a separate application to mimic "Open in explorer" - this needs to be solved and fast.

    At the moment it's a nightmare to open a folder in explorer everytime!

    1 vote
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  18. EXPORT METADATA already existing in CSV

    We know that metadata can be imported from a CSV file but I am suprised that the inverse action is not possible. I mean export metadata in CSV could be great for save time when we developp a new site.

    1 vote
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  19. Avail a true advanced search with extended capabilities

    The current SPO advanced search is nothing more than a regular search.

    It should include:
    - fuzzy search
    - extended wildcard support (regex-like)
    - proximity search
    - typo corrections
    - document type search (XLSX, ...)
    - case sensitivity options
    - author search or filtering ...

    Thanks !

    1 vote
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  20. Please add the ability to search online for the middle or end part of a filename

    For a document with the filename "0267F243469.pdf"

    Allow searching to find the document with:
    filename:F243469.pdf
    filename:
    F243469
    filename:F2434

    Many other online solutions support the ability to search the middle or end part of a filename (not just the beginning or an isolated word) ie: Box, Dropbox, ownCloud, Datto Drive etc. Windows Explorer works fine, just not the online web search.

    49 votes
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