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  1. 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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  2. "Name" Column visible in Library settings

    Currently there is no way to have the "Name" column visible in library settings. It would be nice if we can do changes and add the "Name" column in sharepoint library settings to have easy access.

    9 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. 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.

    47 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Unhide the scroll bar

    When I search for an item in a modern list, this message "Expand search to all items on this site" hides the scroll bar and I'm unable to scroll to the right on Windows machines. This is very annoying for the users. Please hide it.

    1 vote
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  7. Set search scope from the search box

    It'd be handy for users to be able to change the scope of searches conveniently before submitting a query (e.g. a drop-down option in the search box to toggle between Search | Search this site | Search [within this Document Library])

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Display Sites in Search by Both Its Current and Former Name and/or Suggest Sites

    Team and department names change from time to time and it's hard to find sites that have recently changed their name. If you could present the current name prominently and it's former name as an auxiliary title for 60-90 days to help people find them it would be very useful. It might be best to give the Site Collection Admin the option of whether or not the former name should should be shared when they make the change.

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. Teach sharepoint search to recognise telephone numbers in images

    When searching for a number sequence (for example a telephone number) a user will not know the exact formatting of that number in the images. As a result searching for numbers with irregular formatting is next to impossible or very hard on the sharepoint farm.

    An example. An image is uploaded with telephone numbers in the format 123 456 7890. Not knowing where the spaces are used in the scanned document the user searches for 1234567890. The user could use wildcards between each number 123456789*0 but that would hurt sharepoint performance.)

    1 vote
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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. Filtering Flaw

    A filtering flaw was recently discovered within SharePoint when using the ‘filter button’ on the right hand side while working within a specific view. If this filter is engaged and the ‘see all’ link is selected, the view ID disappears from the link. If this link is then sent to or shared with another user, they won’t be directed to the correct view.

    Can you release an update to SharePoint Online to resolve this flaw?

    13 votes
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  14. 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.

    5 votes
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  15. Sharepoint should inform on Indexing Status.

    I reindexed a sharepoint online site I created. Once I pressed the button it did not confirm it was carrying out indexing. Also, according to the microsoft support guy that called me, it does not report when it has finished indexing.

    This process should be a bit more transparent and provide feedback.

    1 vote
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  16. Search bar

    Add a search bar on the home page for searching documents posted.

    1 vote
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  17. Index Geolocation columns for retrieval in SharePoint search.

    SharePoint search does not index Geolocation columns for retrieval.

    Please add Geolocation type columns to the search index so we can easily return in a search query.

    While lat/long wouldn't be useful for keyword search, indexing the column would enable a new generation of location based search visualizations.

    Given Geolocation is already influencing search results (distance sorting), why can't users mine this data from crawled properties in the search index?

    The current workaround of using dedicated lat/long columns for indexing undermines the usefulness of the Geolocation column type. Use cases seeking to aggregate locations are forced to store data redundantly…

    2 votes
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  18. Consider .jpg files as images in search (like .png and .jpeg)

    When searching for files and the result is an image, it doesn't open the .jpg files when clicking on them.
    It does open .png and .jpeg files as images, but not .jpg (this is the default extension for jpeg images).
    It makes our work more difficult, sice we already have many images with the .jpg extension and we just found out that the search is useless.

    12 votes
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  19. Keyword Search Problem

    There is a document "SharePoint Introduction.docx" in a library, when I input "Share" or "Point", it can't be searched, but input "SharePoint" that I can find the document in search results.

    1 vote
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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