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  1. Change or add new automatically created search managed properties to have the same type as site columns

    Automatically created managed properties in SharePoint Online (and on-prem) are created from their corresponding site columns always as text (details at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/automatically-created-managed-properties-in-sharepoint). Basically, these managed properties are being created as textual representations of the values of their corresponding site columns. The problem with these approach is that we can only make free search queries with these managed properties even if the corresponding site column is of type Date or Decimal for example. With this approach, more intelligent queries according to the site column data type as range queries cannot be performed. Here are some examples of queries cannot be…

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    • SharePoint Hybrid (OCR) Search

      This idea is to enable SharePoint search to perform optical character recognition of images (incl. scanned PDF documents) when they are crawled by the SharePoint hybrid crawler. This will make it possible to search for text inside images (and scanned PDF documents) and find these documents more easily. Today, it is not possible to search for text inside such images or documents.

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      • Give option for search on _layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx to function as normal search

        Using the search at the top left of the site contents page has a filtering impact on the contents and subsites listings. This functionality is a complete divergence from the search experience in other parts of SharePoint. There should be a way to send all search boxes to the same search results page, instead of this rather confusing setup.

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        • API/Powershell for SharePoint Search analytics/reports

          For manual download the OOTB SharePoint reports from SP admin page- SharePoint Online admin portal> Search> Search Reports.
          Multiple reports available OOTB, but no API/Powershell available for Search Analytics, by which we can export custom Search reports or we can schedule the download of OOTB reports Monthly.

          Provide API/Powershell for managing/automating SharePoint Search reports.

          5 votes
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          • Add CSOM support for setting Search visibility settings

            The setting "Always index all Web Parts on this site", is not yet exposed trough CSOM.

            This setting can be found in site settings > Search and Offline Availability > Indexing ASPX Page Content

            This is usefull when using sites with broken permissions, which are then not indexed as needed.

            Please add this functionality to CSOM.
            It is this property: web.ASPXPageIndexMode = WebASPXPageIndexMode.Always;

            3 votes
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            • Modern Search - Provide option to change scope from local to global

              Current modern search in communication/modern team site defaults to local scope and search results are from the current site. Users has to click on the SharePoint link from breadcrumb in order to expand the search scope across sites.

              Most of our customers prefer to search on the broader scope rather than searching on the current site, esply. for the Communication sites.

              33 votes
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              • Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

                Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

                9 votes
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                • We need to be able to add custom refiners to the default modern hub site search experience.

                  We have several business needs which rely on easily searching and consuming information across our sites. While we appreciate the work so far that's gone into modern hub and site structures, we would like to be able to customize the default hub site search part. Particularly, we want to be able to add additional Refiners. We already have the required refiners in our site's defined search schema, why not allow us to add additional refiners to the search experience?

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                    • Export Search Results to CSV/Excel

                      To the Microsoft Team: Thanks for keeping up the good work while listening thru the "user voice"!

                      If you have to believe this, there have been at least 10 of my customers who have requested an "EXPORT to CSV" feature on the People Results page. I have seen a lot of other products having the export functionality, and would love to see this added in the SharePoint Online platform.

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                      • Make a search webpart for modern experience

                        Why is there no search webpart in the modern experience?

                        28 votes
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                        • Improve the accuracy of search in Chinese or allow administrator to adjust / customize word-breaking in Chinese search scenario in SOP

                          In SharePoint O365, the search engine 's Performance is not always satisfactory,especially in Chinese. Sometimes, the search result does not match the search criteria. This issue was analyzed by MS SPO Support team and the root cause should be the incompleted word-breaking.

                          User expected a better search engine in Chinese Search so that the expected result could be find out directly.

                          As an alternative, user also expected that the customising feature for word-breaking dictionary could be offerred in SPO.

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                          • Modern Sharepoint search page to use Search settings page result URL from site collection

                            Modern Sharepoint search page to use default Search settings page result URL from site collection so that results can go to enterpise search - search center page /search

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                              Thank you for your answer! The default behavior when you search from a site, is that you get results from that site. You can change the scope to be all of SharePoint by clicking the SharePoint link that’s directly above the search box on the search results page. After changing the scope you’ll also see results from your on-premises content that has been pushed to the Office 365 index.
                              We’re thinking about whether this default behavior should be different, and are interested in hearing what people think about this.

                            • Remove osssearchresults.aspx / WSS Search

                              Since WSS is an SKU is dead, can you remove the WSS Search results page?
                              Currently it appears to be the default option which causes a lot of grief.

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                                • Enhance the search filtering options and customisations

                                  The Modern UI search results page is missing filtering options available in "Classic" mode. In addition, there is no way to add custom filtering options, which is also available in "Classic".

                                  The default "Classic" filtering options allow users to filter upon author, modified date and result type, with the possibility to add other "default" columns to the filtering options. Only modified date is available in the Modern UI (File type is also available for files).

                                  "Classic" mode provides the ability to add filtering options, based upon custom columns. The Modern UI does not provide the ability to add custom columns…

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                                  • More ADA / Screen Reader Context on the Search Page

                                    When using a screen reader and navigating from the SharePoint search page to another page and back to the search page the SharePoint search page does not read out which result source (All, Sites, Files, People, or News) that it is currently on and it has caused come confusion.

                                    If we could add more context for what exactly a user has on the search page that would be very much appreciated. If you need help in testing usability / function of the page please feel free to reach out.

                                    Thank you.

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                                    • Add the option to customize the notifications generated by Sharepoint (noreply@sharepoint.com)

                                      If a user is deleted, the sharepoint notification center generates an email indicating that another user will be able to continue accessing the site. It also generates a message that indicates that you have to communicate with the administrators to make the change.

                                      I want to be able to customize this mail.

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                                      • Show (also) email attachments in SharePoint people search (like in Delve)

                                        Our colleagues are used to work with SharePoint Search and do not want to use antother app for this purpose. Unfortunately people search in SharePoint doesn't bring up any Email attachments but only files stored in SharePoint or shared within OneDrive. I really hope that this is going to be changed soon...

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Choosing default ranking model in query rule management breaks date sorting

                                          Per this documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/search/manage-query-rules

                                          This section: Change ranked search results

                                          This specific action -- choosing an alternate ranking model for the default sort

                                          If you chose to sort by rank, you can optionally:

                                          Select which model to use for ranking search results (this selection is optional). Use the Ranking Model drop-down list.

                                          Issue is: are MSFT search product managers aware that if this sort option is chosen (to default sorting to a specified ranking model), it 'breaks' any other provided sort options on the results page (i.e., date sorting, ascending or descending no longer works -- the picklist option for…

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