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  1. Site collection search when granting access permissions to users

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    サイト コレクションでユーザーにアクセス権限を付与する際の検索について
    Site collection search when granting access permissions to users


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online のサイト コレクションにてユーザーにアクセス権限を付与する際の検索について、現状では前方一致のみで検索が行われるが、SharePoint 2010 などのように前方一致以外の検索も有効にして欲しい。
    Currently when searching SharePoint Online’s Site Collection while granting access permissions to users, the search is only done for matching prefixes. Please improve the search function so that it works like SharePoint 2010 where other search methods will be valid as well, not just prefix searching.

    7 votes
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  2. Enhance accuracy on detectedlanguage property and search reuslt

    Please enhance accuracy on detectedlanguage property. we have a issue about search result. We use the search query tool and found that some list item are struggle on detectedlanguage.
    For example, it has some "zh-tw" and "en-us" content. If we search with zh-tw content, it would get result. However, if we search with english some part of words, it didn't correctly get result.All we can do is do following reference
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/nicolasu/sp2013-how-to-influence-the-language-detection-at-the-documentitem-level

    It caused the unfriendly user experience. Please help to improve this feature.

    1 vote
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  3. SharePoint Search Results - Allow "Move" and "Copy" from search results

    When searching for a document/folder, if you find it, you cannot Move/Copy it. You have to manually navigate to the exact document library path location to use the “Move/Copy” features.
    Please help improve this.

    32 votes
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  4. External Users should be able to Search Pages and Documents

    External Users can not search for Documents and Pages - only Images and Lists/Libraries - on shared Sites.
    Please Add Pages and Documents to their Search Results as well.

    6 votes
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  5. A way to force or disable the prompt for confirmation on Set-SPOHomeSite

    There's currently a way to force or disable the prompt for confirmation on Set-SPOHomeSite as it doesn't allow Force nor Confirm parameters.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/set-spohomesite?view=sharepoint-ps

    1 vote
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  6. Unable to search for partial string in Sharepoint

    It seems that it is impossible to search for partial strings in the following case...

    We frequently search phone numbers for the last 7 digits. Those digits could be proceeded by area codes in many different formats.

    Eg.
    We have to search for 555-1212 but file content contains...
    604-555-1212 or
    (604) 555-1212 or
    604 555-1212 or
    (604)555-1212

    Why can we not simply search for something 555-1212 and have all of the results appear? We are currently forced to search for 555 AND 1212 yielding many additional non-related results.

    1 vote
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  7. Amin

    U ime Legija

    1 vote
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  8. Provide an ability to default the search to "Hub" level on all associated site.

    Currently in SPOnline, the search on the hub site works for both hub and its associated site. But inside an associated site, it is restricted only for that site. We need an ability to scope the search in all the associated site to its "hub" level. We found a way to elevate the search scope on all the site to tenant level. But for a client with global presence, not all intranet content to be shared globally. Some content are region specific. So they are looking for these options,
    1. Elevate the associated site default search to its "Hub" level …

    14 votes
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  9. Search Page Content

    Please allow for search to look at Page Content and bring back a page as a result - if I have a site page called "Marketing" that contains a text web part with Heading level text (OR a Web Part title, Quick Link title, etc.), "Brand Guidelines", I want to be able to search for "Brand Guidelines" and get the "Marketing" PAGE back as a search result

    2 votes
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  10. Support for search via synonyms for a particular term in Modern Search.

    For eg If i have managed metadata column called Keywords, which has a term called Research, which has following synonyms study,investigate,examination.

    Now when i search Keywords:Research everything works fine.
    But modern search should also support this Keywords:Study

    4 votes
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  11. Ability to show new custom user profile properties in modern search results for People

    Specifically under the Contact Information section within the user profile, or alternatively could the Additional Information section be exposed like in Delve? It would be great for us to be able to show other attributes from Active Directory containing additional user information within modern search results for people.

    2 votes
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  12. Modern Search Analytics

    Please provide a way to gather analytics for the Modern Search. We are using Communication templates for our Intranet and need know what users are searching for.

    An equivalent to what is available from the SharePoint Admin Center > Search > View Usage Reports.

    33 votes
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  13. connect the modern search box on the page to pnp webpart search page

    we have a requirement to use search refiners the way it used to work in classic search. pnp modern search webpart provides that option. There should be a way to link the search box on the top of the modern site to link to the pnp webpart page. Right now the way modern search box works, it does not allow to link the search or redirect search to pnp webpart page

    5 votes
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  14. OneDrive Search should ONLY include OneDrive results by default

    PLEASE limit OneDrive Search results to only show OneDrive content when searching from OneDrive. There can be an option to expand search results further, but we want the default results to be the person's OneDrive that they are searching from.

    7 votes
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  15. I want to exclude a specific user from the search target in "user search" of SharePoint Online

    I would like to create a new account for new hires to join, but I would like to prohibit searching for pre-joining users in order to manage confidential information.

    10 votes
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  16. Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    リスト列を特定の列を除外または指定して検索を行える機能の実装を希望します。
    Please implement a function that can search by excluding or specifying a specific column in the list column


    ■Description(内容):
    現時点では、リスト内検索をするとすべての列及び添付ファイル内の文字も対象に検索となり期待した結果とならない。
    そのため、任意で検索の対象とする列を除外または指定して検索結果を表示させる機能の実装を希望します。
    Currently, all rows, columns, and words inside attached files are search targets when searching within a list and thus we do not get our desired results.
    Therefore, we hope that a feature to display search results by specifying or excluding the desired rows/columns to be searched will be implemented.

    2 votes
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  17. SharePoint Online search results page display feature

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online 検索結果のページの表示について
    SharePoint Online search results page display feature


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online サイト内の検索ボックスより、検索結果を表示すると、下部のページの選択が 1 ページは 2 ページ目までの選択しかできず、それより先のページに遷移するまで手順を踏まないといけない。検索結果 1 ページ 目より最終ページや、任意のページまですぐ遷移できるよう機能を変更して欲しい。
    When displaying search results in SharePoint Online site search box, only the first 2 pages can be chosen, and if we want to view any other pages there are more steps that must be taken. Please change the search feature so that search results from the first to the last page are displayed, and a way to navigate to a desired page number.

    4 votes
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  18. Display the name of the site you are searching within

    When searching within a site sometimes people get confused by the verbiage "Search this site" and make the improper assumption that it is searching against everything. A simple and subtle change that could reduce confusion is if you include the name of the site in the search box. For example, "Search within the <Site Name> site".

    5 votes
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  19. 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…

    93 votes
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  20. Filter sitewide search results by containig list or library

    It would be very handy for our users to be able to include or exclude certain lists or Librarbies from the organisation-wide search results on modern ui.

    1 vote
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