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  1. Wildcard search in all directions

    Remove the strange limitation that you can only do wildcard search at the end of a word.
    I want to be able to do [text]* and also *[text] and also [text]*[text].

    120 votes
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  2. Search in Stream

    When I search a video in Stream ,I have to input the video' fullname or it is not made a hit .
    I hope that the Stream can also use the SharePoint standard search feature too.

    4 votes
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  3. Allow filters on library views that exceed the 5000 limit

    When a view returns more than 5000 items you are presented with a page stating "Something went wrong" with suggestions for a different view. The column headers/filter options are inaccessible on this screen. It would be much more useful to have an empty list and message indicating that the list must be filtered to return fewer than 5000 results. Then allowing access to the filters, returning results in the list once the filter criteria result in less than 5000 items.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for sharing your idea! Because your idea has to do with libraries, I suggest that you move your idea to the UserVoice site named “Sites and Collaboration”. The majority of suggestions related to libraries are there. That will give your idea attention, and potentially votes from other users, or you might find that it already exists – so you can add your vote. It’s also easier for the team working with ideas related to sites and collaboration when ideas are in one place.
    I’m declining your idea here on this site, “SharePoint Search”. That might sound negative, but gives you your vote back so you can use it when you post your idea at “Sites and Collaboration”.

  4. please enable the ability to search queries containing Dashes

    SharePoint search has always been annoying about this :
    Many serial numbers or unique identifiers (including native SharePoint Document IDs) contain Dashes as separator. The problem is that, when querying the search engine with something like that : 5154-4496-1654, it will understand 5154 NOT 4496 NOT 1654 and then return nothing. This is REALLY anoying!!!!
    Could you please change this?
    Thanks

    2 votes
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  5. SharePoint Online - Provide Full Crawl Schedule Time

    Can you please provide the date/time of the next full crawl inside of the sharepoint online admin panel for search? I have no idea if it is schedule for 1 hour or 1 day away. This little bit of extra information would make troubleshooting much easier.

    https://xxx-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/searchadmin/TA_SearchAdministration.aspx

    1 vote
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  6. Disable New Search Function

    The new search funcion in modern page doesn't support filter by custom refiner, we engage user to use the classic search at this moment. Is there a way to disable the new search function in the sites?

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  7. Hybrid search: Find text in images (OCR processing during indexing)

    This idea is 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.

    This is already done when users upload images to OneDrive for business or SharePoint Online, ref. "Find text in images with intelligent search" https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/12/13/new-to-office-365-in-december-extending-human-ingenuity-with-everyday-ai/

    The suggested solution is to add this as a step in the indexing pipeline at the Office 365…

    1 vote
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  8. Allow search result to return promoted link to a URL (not federated search in Bing)

    In the search settings I would like to be able to return a URL that is not a remote (or local) SharePoint site, nor a federated search through Bing or Google. I would like to set up a search query so that it return a promoted link to a URL based on specific search terms. This would be helpful to tie together the various systems that we run alongside SharePoint and Office 365.

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  9. Initiate Full Crawl from SharePoint Online Admin Portal

    Add a capability to initiate a full crawl from the SharePoint Online admin portal. In SP on-premise, many search issues could be resolved by running a full crawl. In SharePoint Online we do not have this capability and we really have very little control over search.

    If we do encounter issues then we are totally dependent on Microsoft Support which can be very time consuming and issues are not usually fixed in a very timely manner.

    1 vote
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    Thanks for sharing your idea! Because your idea has to do with lists and this site is for search, I suggest that you move your idea to the UserVoice site named “Sites and Collaboration”. The majority of suggestions related to libraries are there. That will give your idea attention, and potentially votes from other users. It also makes your idea much easier to follow up for the team working with the ideas related to sites and collaboration.

    I’m declining your idea here on this site, “SharePoint Search”, that might sound negative, but gives you your vote back so you can use it when you post your idea at “Sites and Collaboration”.

  11. Suggest to have real-time suggestion search as Google

    The current SharePoint search is no real-time suggest.

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  12. Modern List Search - show more results has a bug

    If a Modern List has two site columns that contain 1 or more identical values in each column, when you search on one of those values, it will return all list items regardless of which items are actually tagged with the values.

    This shouldn't be the case and must be a bug
    unless a list item has that term in one of its properties, it shouldn't show in search results

    The classic search doesn't have this issue, its only Modern. It comes from the top left contextual search when you click "show more results"

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  13. Add a "like" feature to pages

    The like button on blog posts is a handy way for users to provide feedback. It would be great to have it on pages as well.

    1 vote
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    Thanks for sharing your idea! Because your idea has to do with collaboration, I suggest that you move your idea to the UserVoice site named “Sites and Collaboration”. That will give your idea attention, and potentially votes from other users. It also makes your idea much easier to follow up for the team working with the ideas related to sites and collaboration.
    I’m declining your idea here on this site, “SharePoint Search”, that might sound negative, but gives you your vote back so you can use it when you post your idea at “Sites and Collaboration”.

  14. NoAccess Site collections in modern search pages

    a) Set a site collection to Noaccess
    b) Set a query rule on tenant search so that these site collections do not show up in search result

    After the above, the sites do not show in classic search centre but they still show up in Modern search experience. I would categorise this as a bug.

    1 vote
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  15. About how to change the display way of search result of users in SharePoint

    *English follows Japanese

    SharePointのユーザの検索結果の表示結果の変更方法について
    ユーザーを招待する際、ユーザー選択画面で、3文字を入力し、検索すると、ユーザー候補が出てきますが、前方一致で検索できると思いますが、部分一致の検索機能を実装したら使いやすいと思います。
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    About how to change the display way of search result of users in SharePoint
    When inviting a user on the select user page, by entering 3 characters and searching, candidates will display.
    I think it is more convenience to implement a search function that partial matched than forward matched.

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