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  1. For the Communication 'modern' Site there should be a WebPart that links to Azure Active Directory so users can do an employee search.

    For the Communication 'modern' Site there should be a WebPart that links to Azure Active Directory so users can do an employee search from the homepage of the organization's SharePoint Intranet site. Apparently this only works for the classic site and has not been implemented in the modern Communication Site.

    2 votes
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  2. SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format.

    SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format. Site settings :- Regional setting already set to English (Australia). Date column displays in d/mm/yyyy while appending comments displays date in m/d/yyyy format.

    6 votes
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  3. Search statistics

    We have SharePoint Online and would like to measure our search using some statistics. Can you guys introduce some statistics which can be used to measure search performamce in particular site collection. The usage reports and popularity trends are indeed good for item level but if we want to measure for entire site then there we don't have anything. It would be really helpful if you guys can introduce a site level search health report or a report that would guide us in right direction for having a search with much more hits and relevant data

    1 vote
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  4. Excel indexing boundry

    Our organization has numerous Excel files that are larger than the 3 Mb. search index boundary. It would be ideal to increase the boundary to match that of other office files, or make it settable to higher values.

    This would allow for more accurate key word searches of Excel files.

    1 vote
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  5. 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…

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    10 votes
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  7. search word count

    Enhance Search results. Display a count of hits for each search term (word) in the results. This would be invaluable for scientific and medical documents. Allow this feature to be enabled/disabled by the user.

    1 vote
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  8. Search Results Count

    Please display the number of search results retrieved in modern search. If you can display a count of pages, it is apparent that the total count is known (even if it is estimated). This would be helpful for people to determine if they would want to paginate and look for the desired result.

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    41 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 1 vote
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. 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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