SharePoint
Feedback by UserVoice

SharePoint Search

Welcome! This is your place to suggest ideas or vote for ideas for improving the SharePoint Search experience.

How to submit a new idea

  1. Check if it's already been suggested. If it has, vote for it.
  2. If it's new, submit it in 50 words or less.
  3. Gather support!
  4. If your idea receives over 100 votes in 90 days, we will respond.
    If not, we will close it.

Want to engage further? Please visit the SharePoint Community

Note: we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

  1. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow us to change the size of search result box

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    検索ボックスのサイズを変更できるようにして欲しい
    Allow us to change the size of search result box


    ■Description(内容):
    チームサイトのトップページなどに表示される検索ボックス自体の大きさを変更できるようにしてほしい。
    I would like to see the feature to change the size of search result box which is displayed on the team site top page or other pages.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Dynamic update of sharepoint task list and timeline

    Me and probably a lot more people are looking for an update for sharepint task list and the timeline that you can use. I really think that this is something to continue improving since a lot of organizations are struggeling with their planning and the structure around it. Sharepoint task list and the timeline is a step for a better future and would improve a lot of organizations and teams with their planning.

    I would like Microsoft to enable sharepoint task list and timeline to be able to support filtering of tasks (goals and activities) which also updates the timeline…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Modern Search for Events should point to modern event page

    When searching in the modern search for events posted using the modern event experience, the event is returned in search but the link points to the classic event list item, and not the modern experience. This makes it useless as the link and other fields that are part of the modern experience are not shown. There seems to be no way to get the modern event experience as part of the modern search.

    For example the URL I would want to return would be https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/site/_layouts/15/Event.aspx?ListGuid=a550d0ea-2ff2-4fdc-acd0-e59e2ad78ceb&ItemId=144 but what I am getting back is the classic dispform link https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/site/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=144

    This is very…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. How about a search option that works? Google Drive's search is impeccable.

    A search bar in Sharepoint that actually works would be nice. I am looking at a document in my library, I go to search the exact title and nothing populates?

    Unbelievable. Coupled with the inability to drag and drop documents is outrageous.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

SharePoint Search

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base