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  1. About the search box on the upper left of the modern UI [site page]

    User wants to search list items in the search box on the upper left of the [site page] for modern UI.

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    • [Modern Sites] Search within Document Library should search recursively

      When a users search from a Document Library only the current level will be search. This should include documents from the subfolder too, or the ability to search down the tree.

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      • Allow Searching in Multiple Choices Columns

        We have a list with a "Multiple Choices" column called "Location".
        Thus there are list entries with location values like "Berlin, Gray Court".
        The item gets indexed in the following style: "Berlin;#Gray Court;#
        Unfortunately the search does not return those results when querying for "Berlin".
        Only the query "Berlin*" does return all desired results.
        Would be nice to see the lingusitic features (word braking) working in such cases!

        17 votes
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        • Support the suffix matching in the search result

          give the possibility by default to search result for suffix matching.
          For example to receive result for "SharePoint" i could write "Share"
          or "Point" and automatically the search will consider the search key as "Share*" or "*Point".

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          • Make a search webpart for modern experience

            Why is there no search webpart in the modern experience?

            16 votes
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            • sharepoint search yammer

              Integrate Yammer search results with SharePoint Online search results. Or allow federation of results.

              14 votes
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              • Ability to search for hyperlinks in content

                The need to identify pages/files that contain specific hyperlinks is incredibly useful for maintaining content stored across multiple sources. For example, our business users would like to know how many internal sites/files might be linking to content that will moved, retired or changed. SharePoint 2010 provided this feature, but this cannot be configured in 2013.

                Our company was able to configure this in SharePoint 2010 search by creating a Managed Property called "link" that was assigned to the "A.HREF" Crawled Properly. Users could then search using the syntax "link:http://ourintranet.com/documents/annualreport.pdf" Please give us this capability back!

                13 votes
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                • Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.

                  Please make it easier to find the correct user to contact / share data with.
                  It has now become apparent that our users have trouble when sharing data and contacting other users. If they search for John Andersson, all they see is the name and the title, they have no way of knowing which John Andersson is the correct one, those users can be in any of the five municipalities, there can also, of course, be three John Andersson in one municipality, or in one department. This is for example the case, but not limited to, when sharing information in…

                  12 votes
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                  • The capable of searching contents of attachment in Custom List

                    We find out that sometimes the contents of files which has been attached to Custom List can be searched and sometimes cannot.
                    I want to know which one is correct in the specification of SharePoint Online, is the capable of searching correct or the incapable of searching correct.

                    12 votes
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                      Thanks for your feedback! We understand that is can be confusing. Search in SharePoint has some documented limits that have to be considered when explaining the issues that you see.
                      First, the supported file types: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219530.aspx
                      Second, the limits of the parsed content of a file: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-limits-for-SharePoint-Online-7c06e9ed-98b6-4304-a900-14773a8fa32f
                      If the files you have in the Custom List exceed these limits, or are of a different filetype that what is supported, then the content is not searchable.
                      I hope this explains why you are not seeing search results from these files. If your files are within the limits and of the correct filetype, please give us more information, so we can consider if this is a bug or by design.

                    • Use static URLs to folders, regardless renaming the folder

                      At the moment if you change the name of a folder any URL you have shared with a colleague breaks - as the URL is make up of explicit folder names. Instead we should use ids in the URL (like you already do for documents/files), which stay the same regardless of re-naming. This would also mean that if a user MOVES a folder we can still link to it.
                      Rather than: .../Shared Documents/My First Folder/My Second Folder/My Third Folder
                      We would expect to see something like: .../12345
                      This ID would exist within a tree, and would therefore not need all…

                      11 votes
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                      • Crawl Document Properties for DLP

                        The following image contains a use case that I have provided MS support for a design change request.

                        https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3FD50FD56BA55AA1!214204&authkey=!AOi2bIALcOJNcbk&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

                        The ultimate issue here is that SharePoint Online search does NOT crawl document level properties. Therefore, DLP cannot use these properties to help protect that document from leaking since DLP is reliant on the search index.

                        The workaround I have been given is to create a column in the document library where the file is stored; this allows the custom document property to populate the list column in the library upon upload. The challenge with this approach is that this column…

                        11 votes
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                        • SharePoint search should return the file path for image files in document libraries

                          When a search result is returned for an image file (png, jpg, gif etc..) stored in a document library, it returns the dispform.aspx page for the item, and not the path to the file.

                          This is counterintuitive to end users, and should be resolved to better harmonize with the way modern views render images and documents stored on the same location.

                          10 votes
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                          • Redirect link for modern search in modern team sites to classic search center

                            Hello. Can you please add a redirect link to the modern team sites, as well as the classic team sites with modern page experience, that the users can also use the classic search center which is customizable to fit the users’ needs?
                            You have already added a redirect link to the classic search center within the document libraries when you search for something. But this link is not everywhere available in a modern team site.

                            10 votes
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                            • Add the ability to search draft items and have it accurately security trimmed.

                              Currently draft items are not searchable in SharePoint 2013, I don't think this has changed in 2016 or online. If you have a library with half published items and half draft items, it would be very helpful to have the default behavior allow editors to search through draft items while readers only search production items.

                              10 votes
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                              • Allow immediate (re) indexing for specific items

                                Within search driven applications, actual values of columns within items are critical for users. Imagine a task, shown search driven in my open tasks. If user completes the task on the list, user will expect, that this tasks are not shown in the above mentioned my open tasks.

                                Therefore allow immediate (re) indexing for specific items (like tasks) - possibly configurable. This actually was possible with SP2010 server side code.

                                10 votes
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                                • Add a the capability to index DWG files and DGN files.

                                  Autodesk AutoCAD DWG and Bentley Microstation DGN files are the primary file formats used to store and disseminate design information and plans between business partners working on civil engineering, landscape architecture, planning, and transportation projects.

                                  Many AEC firms use SharePoint Team sites as centralized points for these types of projects, but unfortunately, these files, which often contain a lot of text information, cannot be indexed and searched.
                                  Autodesk and Bentley are major technology firms that already partner with Microsoft, please collaborate on a solution!

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Modern PeopleSearch Results

                                    When using the wildcard (*) on Modern PeopleSearch results the mouse cursor is not changed to a vingerpointer when hoovering over the name or picture of a user. The item is clickable but the because the mouse cursor does not change it is confusing for users. Please update the result page so that the mouse cursor is changed.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Show (also) email attachments in SharePoint people search (like in Delve)

                                      Our colleagues are used to work with SharePoint Search and do not want to use antother app for this purpose. Unfortunately people search in SharePoint doesn't bring up any Email attachments but only files stored in SharePoint or shared within OneDrive. I really hope that this is going to be changed soon...

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Remove soft-deleted sites from Search Index

                                        When you soft-delete an Office Group, the connected team site is not removed from search index. When you click on the search result, an HTTP 403 is presented.
                                        The workaround from MS Support is to manually delete the site from the index.

                                        Also the site is still visible in "Recent Sites" and "Following" on SharePoint Home for every user. Workaround is that every user has to unfollow and wait until the site automatically removes from recent.

                                        Both is not acceptable and looks like a bug for me.
                                        Please remove soft-deleted sites from search index.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Hidden Search Box on upper right of the site page

                                          Please make Search Box which on upper right of the site page can be hidden, otherwise user can use search function without authorization.

                                          9 votes
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