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  1. Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of web part

    Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of the web part added to a page.

    If you want to search by contents, you need to use a query such as “description: xxxxx”, so we would like to search without queries.

    4 votes
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  2. Search accross Sites label in textbox should be Search accross <SiteName>

    Sitename should be shown , because it confuses the user

    3 votes
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  3. Make Modern Search API Available

    We are finding many difficulties where custom code needs to roll up search results in a similar way to the OOTB modern search experience.

    Unfortunately it appears impossible to return the same results/order via /api/search/query through traditional means than that of the Modern Search Results page. Upon investigation this is due to a special request property which appears to be around personalization (DynamicContextLists, which is sent as part of the search request when on a OOTB Modern Search Page such as /layouts/15/search.aspx)

    Without this we cannot provide a proper flow from a custom search webpart/extension, into the OOTB…

    5 votes
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  4. Custom modern search result filters

    In modern search result page, you can only filter by "last modified time" or "file type".
    It will be nice to more automatic filters/refiners like in classic mode. It will be also helpful if you can create custom filters.

    5 votes
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  5. SharePoint Hybrid (OCR) Search

    This idea is to enable SharePoint search to perform optical character recognition of images (incl. scanned PDF documents) when they are crawled by the SharePoint hybrid crawler. This will make it possible to search for text inside images (and scanned PDF documents) and find these documents more easily. Today, it is not possible to search for text inside such images or documents.

    39 votes
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  6. Search Criteria Should Add Export to Excel

    Before on On-Premise SharePoint, a search option criteria has an option to Export To Excel in the library. Hopefully this can be added in SharePoint Online.

    Thank you

    2 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Library Search Results - Quick Edit Option

    When viewing search results from a Document Library Search, the Quick Edit option is not an available feature. It would be great if this option was available.

    7 votes
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  9. Search in browser on iphone needs improvement

    Search on mobile browser on iphone - search box does not fit the screen - as you type results show in a teeny tiny strip and you have to side scroll to see the show all - If you type your query and hit done on the keyboard, search closes - does not produce list of results. When you search within a filtered document library as you are typing, results load on top of your search term so you no longer can see what you are typing.

    Not everyone wants to load an app on their phone.

    Thank you!

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    1 vote
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  13. 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.

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    92 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. 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?

    1 vote
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  20. 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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