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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Office web apps preview .html files

    Can document preview be modified to allow .html files?

    1 vote
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  7. SiteID

    Search will not index a list if you have a column called SiteID.

    This is apparently a reserved name in SharePoint but I can't find it listed in the common articles which list the internal column names.
    It took a Microsoft support engineer to work out why several lists were not indexing on our tenant. It would be useful if SharePoint validated the column names as you create them to prevent you from using a system reserved name.

    1 vote
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  8. Dedicated managed property for list or document library name

    So we can show search refiners for filtering results based on library name.

    6 votes
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  9. Hello, i am using file server in my company and i need to configure Enterprise Search in Office 365 to fetch record from File server as a d

    Hello,
    i am using file server in my company and i need to configure Enterprise Search in Office 365 to fetch record from File server as a data source.
    Please give me the Idea , How to do it .

    1 vote
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Wishing to expand the search scope of "Search Online Documents" box on Office 365 portal screen

    When I make a search for the files in "Search Online Documents" box on Office 365 portal screen, I am unable to check the search results uploaded within Office 365 group although I can view those uploaded in SharePoint Online team site. I hope that the users accessing to Office 365 will be able to check the search results uploaded within Office 365 group.

    2 votes
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  13. Search results include Document Libraries

    When you search in the modern UI, it will bring back the contents matching the search from Document Libraries but not the Document Library. It would be great if you could search and it would include documents and document libraries.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow Custom Managed Properties In all Data Types (SharePoint Online)

    When creating custom Managed Properties we're restricted to only Text and Yes/No data types. Even the build in ones for custom use (Date00) have restrictions that make them useless. Full ability to customize is a must have and an unacceptable restriction.

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  15. Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" of my own and around me" to be non-displayed

    I don't need the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be displayed along with admin's setting

    1 vote
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  16. Wishing the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be non-di

    I don't need the specified documents within the Delve's "Recent Documents" and "Search the users' documents of my own and around me" to be displayed along with admin's setting

    1 vote
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  17. Create search result source from RESTful endpoint

    It would be great to be able to create a result source from a REST endpoint that returns the results in a JSON data set. This would potentially make it easier to federate other systems into SharePoint search (for example, Wikimedia - does not fully implement ODATA endpoint as ATOM formatted, but it does have the ability to return JSON results - which could be templated into a JSON item type display template and mapped to fields of the results)

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  18. need index data to be shared with windows when using mapped drive to SharePoint online

    need to be able to use the search function within windows explorer with mapped drives. This would improve the functionality and would ease the transition of on premise file servers to office 365 and SharePoint online

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  19. Search Query Rule "Contains" keyword not working as expected for SipAddress property

    I wanted to display people item when SipAddress contains some value. If I use "Contains" keyword, it is behaving as "Equals" keyword. This is occurring for SipAddress property.
    Please check.

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  20. Provide ability to search ALL services available in O365

    SPO search should be able find any content created by a service available in O365, i.e., Sway, PowerBI, Project, PowerApps etc. SPO admins should be able to additional content sources from these other services and the results should be made available through the SP Search web parts.

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