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  1. Need a sorting function for selecting view of attachment files in Planner

    I can choose ascending order for Name or modified date in the SharePoint document view: click Add attachment > SharePoint on Task view in Planner. The order would be reset if I open the SPO documents view next time, so I would like to keep the order to be stable.

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  2. seach webpart

    still missing Content Search Webpart. HCWP not resolving our problem. And the Search also not efficient as before. missing narrow level search, Preview and many more.

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  3. SharePoint Online Search Caching Controls

    SharePoint Online Search cache displays "You've seen this result before" or "You've seen these results before". The information often represents content that has been removed or permissions changed -causing users to receive an error. Removing the URL from the tenant search settings doesn't help. There are other times when caching causes an issue with search results as well. However, at the very least, we need the ability to easily remove the "you've seen this result before" section out of the search results page without having to completely reset the search index for the entire tenant.

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  4. Title field corrupts search results

    If the title field of a file contains the filename with an .xlsx extension, it will not surface in the search results.

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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Pls add paging to the highlighted content webpart (hcwp)

    We are about to build a search-driven Intranet with Communication Sites. Today we found out that there is a limit to the items shown in a hcwp, but we need it to be able to show all results found. A user must be able to "scroll" oder "page" through all content found by a managed property filter used in the hcwp. A hard cap limit to the results shown will break a search driven intranet, when content found can´t be viewed by the user because of a "view limit".

    6 votes
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  7. (Bug) Get which documents are external Sharing via search working

    Before December, when you shared with an external user with email address, it added the user as a person part of your Active Directory. Now when you share with an external user, a Sharing Link is created and the person signs in with a code.

    It used to be that when a document was Shared externally, a managed property called "ViewableByExternalUsers=TRUE" it would bring back document shared externally. Since the new Sharing Links, this managed property doesn't seem to pick up that a document is shared externally.

    Also on the https://[tenant].sharepoint.com//_layouts/15/siteanalytics.aspx?view=19 used to display any documents that was externally shared.…

    1 vote
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  8. Modern pages do not display search results for list item entries!

    Search results work in classic mode but not for modern pages!

    3 votes
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  9. Aggregate results cannot be displayed in Modern UI

    *English follows Japanese

    モダン UI で集計結果が表示されない
    ビューに集計の合計値を設定すると、クラシック UI では合計の値が表示されるが、

    モダン UI だと表示されない為、モダン UI でも合計値が表示されるようにしてほしい。

    Aggregate results cannot be displayed in Modern UI
    When setting aggregate of total values in the view, the total value can be displayed in Classic UI, but cannot displayed in Modern UI.
    Please make it also can be displayed in Modern UI.

    3 votes
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  10. Search

    When we share a Sharepoint folder through an anonymous link, without the need for recipient authentication, there is no way to perform a file search by typing the file name, but only by using the date and file type filters to sort them and find it those files inside the folder.

    This is very unproductive and makes it difficult to share sharepoint folders with external clients that do not have a Microsoft account

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  11. Allow Thesaurus and Synonyms to work for People Search

    The thesaurus and synonyms do not work with the SharePoint People search. They work brilliantly with all the other content.

    2 votes
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  12. Add a link to Classic Search Results on all modern search results displays

    Make the link to "Go to classic results page" appear in all Modern Search results pages

    It only appears when searching from SharePoint home.
    .../_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx?q=a

    1 vote
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  13. Override auto-detection of language settings

    Sharepoint indexing auto-detects the language of a file based on the available content. In case where indexable content is limited (eg DWG files) the results of defining the right language is very poor. To avoid wrong indexing (character sets, number detection) a feature to define override the language to use on file would be preferred.

    1 vote
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  14. Classic vs Modern data missing

    Versioning turned on / Office 365 / Search for a specific folder.
    In Classic, several folders displayed (different dates). Latest folder contains 10 unique files.
    In Modern, only 1 folder is displayed and contains 4 files in total (all unique).

    Site and Libraries have been re-indexed.

    How do I get complete / consistent classic / modern results?

    Gary

    1 vote
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  15. Provide same functionality as in Sharepoint 2007 to search on libraries on sites

    We logged a call earlier this week regarding searches for users and were disappointed to discover there is less functionality in SharePoint online to the point where development/customisation is now required to allow searches on libraries?? Please can you consider putting this back in? If a user is searching a library for documents with specific context, they dont want to be presented with a list of over 500 documents from every library on their team site, especially if they are a technical author for a specific software development area.

    1 vote
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  16. Searches should find exact matches to file name

    Recently I've done an exact search by title to the file name (with and without the extension) and it's not found. It finds other documents and information from the parent site. Often they are not a good match and may only contain a small part of the search term. For instance, if I look for "alphabet soup" or "alphabet soup.doc" which exists on the sub-site where I'm searching, it finds "soup to nuts" and "learning the alphabet" on the parent site and other sub-sites, but not the document that has an exact match in the title.

    8 votes
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  17. The capable of searching contents of attachment in Custom List

    We find out that sometimes the contents of files which has been attached to Custom List can be searched and sometimes cannot.
    I want to know which one is correct in the specification of SharePoint Online, is the capable of searching correct or the incapable of searching correct.

    12 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! We understand that is can be confusing. Search in SharePoint has some documented limits that have to be considered when explaining the issues that you see.
    First, the supported file types: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219530.aspx
    Second, the limits of the parsed content of a file: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-limits-for-SharePoint-Online-7c06e9ed-98b6-4304-a900-14773a8fa32f
    If the files you have in the Custom List exceed these limits, or are of a different filetype that what is supported, then the content is not searchable.
    I hope this explains why you are not seeing search results from these files. If your files are within the limits and of the correct filetype, please give us more information, so we can consider if this is a bug or by design.

  18. Hidden Search Box on upper right of the site page

    Please make Search Box which on upper right of the site page can be hidden, otherwise user can use search function without authorization.

    9 votes
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  19. Content a user has access to in SharePoint Online via a Office 365 Group is security trimmed from Search

    When sharing content in SharePoint Online, the sharing interface allows a user to type the name of an Office 365 Group. SharePoint Online content that is shared in this manner will not appear in SharePoint Search results to the members of the Office 365 Group. This doesn't provide a consistent experience for users, as many users may not be aware what entries are Office 365 Groups, Azure Active Directory security groups, etc. We'd like to see content shared to the members of an Office 365 group in this manner appear in the search results for those users.

    6 votes
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  20. Office web apps preview .html files

    Can document preview be modified to allow .html files?

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