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  1. 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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  2. 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!

    3 votes
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  3. Can list view pages have content editor so that we can explain what the content is

    This is to get around the issue where reach bars don’t show up for views

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    7 votes
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  5. 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

    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.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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 !

    2 votes
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    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. Intranet Portal development to the back office

    Hi all,

    My department is thinking of approaching an intranet portal development company- https://global-infonet.com/ to implement an intranet portal to our back office. The idea is to have a page to show and allow only the company IP. A few other that we’d like are:


    • Detailed employee directory with employee social profiles.

    • Social element with employee status updates.

    • Robust internal messaging system.

    • File directory integration with Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.

    • Hierarchical access within the department

    • Employee specific calendar, auto-populated with important dates for meetings, events and deadlines for that employee or user.

    • Share files between one another, including…
    1 vote
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  12. Possibility to have tree view in search refinement panel webpart for manaed metadata column

    Enable possibility to have tree view [similar to one available in smart filter in library] in the search refinement panel in modern search result page esp on the managed metadata based columns

    3 votes
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  13. Allow to find a specific document by exact custom column value

    Currently content type with column MyCol used in multiple sites and libraries
    does not have a way to find a document by searching MyCol="abc-xyz"

    [abc-xyz] is treated as equal to [abc xyz] and all documents with similar values are returned in search results rather than exact match
    and there are other similar issues seemingly stemming from tokenization

    4 votes
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  14. People

    We could really use a people search webpart or a better overall experience with people search, other than users having to navigate to search.aspx/people in order to actually search for people.
    Many companies are asking for this and it makes no sense that people search is "hidden" away like this.

    1 vote
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  15. Exclude SharePoint site from the search

    Please add option on excluding SharePoint site from the search. We set different permissions to limite access to the site. The site still searchable and come up with list of relative content, while this setting doesn't give access to the full content, we would want to have option for the site not being pickup by the search at all.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    53 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Enable full-text searching within document libraries and folders

    Hello there, we would like to ask to build / change the way how is Sharepoint Search center working right now. Currently there arent options how to filter for example specific folder where to search or not. We have just 2 options and thats search in site / organization. This is frustrating, because when you have 14 Sites with tons of data and searching for one little thing in site it will just give you bunch of results that are confusing at the time. Instead of that we would like to search in specific folder / document library. Whether it…

    2 votes
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  20. 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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