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  1. Pages created using custom Page Layout don't get indexed

    Pages created using a page layout (layouts created via the Design Manager, no additional custom code, only what was provisioned by the tool), don't get indexed and therefore aren't searchable.
    Pages that can't be searched become pretty useless as users aren't able to find them and they can't be displayed in any search-based web parts.
    This issue has been known for over two years now - please fix it asap.

    36 votes
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  2. Searchbox on iPad/iPhone extends beyond screen

    Modify the mobile browser search functionality on iPad and iPhones (Portrait mode) so the search text box does not extend beyond the right side of the screen

    1 vote
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  3. query variables

    Please add the ability to use Query Variables (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/technical-reference/query-variables) in SharePoint Online, including in Highlighted Content web parts using CAML and KQL.

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  4. Add .pbix as a supported file type in SP Online

    Adding .pbix file type to allow search refinement and include an icon for in search results.

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  5. Make "Search in all content" available even if the search returns results

    "Search for xyz in all content" link only shows up when there's no results. Users cannot expand their search to include all content if they can't find what they're looking for. The only workaround is to search for something that will return no results so the users can search all content. Users complain the search experience in SPO isn't as useful as earlier versions.

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  6. End User custom Search Center experience that leverages a cross-site schema metadata filter

    If possible, let end users choose from schema property names for the sites they're able to access. Something like the "Top 10" favorite indexable properties would make a lot of difference for users searching for content. In addition, it could condition users to value and adopt tagging their items with metadata, and make them more mindful about search and content management.

    1 vote
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Allow refinable managed properties to be stored in the People Full-text index (PeopleIdx)

    Currently unable to change one of the pre-defined refinable managed properties to be stored in the People full-text Index (PeopleIdx).

    This means that we're unable to refine people results (ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople) based on the values in the User Profile Properties reliably as the values are not stored in the index.

    This is possible in SharePoint on-premises and it'd be great if SPO supported this as well.

    1 vote
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Reveal/Use pdf metadata in sharepoint library

    PDF has fill-in forms but the input data can't populate a fieldname in a sharepoint library as with a word document?

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  11. SharePoint Online search functionality

    I would like you to improve the search behavior that file name more than two consecutive Chinese characters are out of search scope when searching it in lists/libraries of SharePoint Online.

    3 votes
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  12. Have SharePoint search update comment and like count after increments

    SharePoint search currently does not re-crawl content when a like (LikeCount) or comment/reply (CommentCount) is added to a modern page. This means that when many people comment on a page, the search API will not show the updated number -- even after weeks, unless the page is republished or the site is manually re-crawled.

    SharePoint search should likely flag the page as dirty for the crawler to re-crawl the updated values so we can leverage these in SharePoint search results.

    1 vote
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  13. filter pane

    When performing a modern Search of a document library (upper left corner) the 'Open the filters pane' icon disappears and you can't filter the search result. Please include the filter pane in the search result of document library also.

    3 votes
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  14. Need to add a search bar for modern page Lists as well !

    Modern Sites need more and improved Search options. Can we add a search option for modern lists, pages and across sites and/or site collections.

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  15. 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.

    80 votes
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  16. Viewing items in the Content Search Web part

    In the Content Search Web part, it takes few hours for updated items to be searchable.
    So, I would like to ask the search functionality improvement that items would be searched with the immediate index reconfiguration right after items are updated.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow users to open modern search results in Client App

    Classic search pages allow users to define preferences to open (MS Office) results in the client app.
    As the online version of Office is a 'light' version of the corresponding product, it is not optimised for large files and does not provide functionality for some features.
    Please consider adding the ability to open documents in the client app from the modern search results (not download).

    1 vote
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  18. Search in embedded files

    We get regularly from our users that a search in embedded files should also be possible. According our MS contact this isn't possible.

    1 vote
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  19. Sort Blog Search Results by Modified Date

    In WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007), when we searched a blog, it gave us the option to sort results by Relevance (the default) or by Modified Date. Now in SharePoint Online, when you search a blog, it gives you no sort options, but seems to list the search results in random order. This is a step backwards in my opinion. We need to be able to sort by Modified Date again.

    6 votes
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  20. 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?

    42 votes
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