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  1. "query rule"

    Please add the SharePoint On-Premises feature to SharePoint Online to create Query Rules with the Query Condition: "Query matches this regular expression". This would enable us to target query rules based on our organisations reference format.

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    • Pls add paging to the highlighted content webpart (hcwp)

      We are about to build a search-driven Intranet with Communication Sites. Today we found out that there is a limit to the items shown in a hcwp, but we need it to be able to show all results found. A user must be able to "scroll" oder "page" through all content found by a managed property filter used in the hcwp. A hard cap limit to the results shown will break a search driven intranet, when content found can´t be viewed by the user because of a "view limit".

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      • Use Display Templates when rendering results on SharePoint Home

        At the top of the SharePoint Home page (_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx) is a search box. The items shown as a result of using that search box do not respect any configured Display Templates.

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        • Content a user has access to in SharePoint Online via a Office 365 Group is security trimmed from Search

          When sharing content in SharePoint Online, the sharing interface allows a user to type the name of an Office 365 Group. SharePoint Online content that is shared in this manner will not appear in SharePoint Search results to the members of the Office 365 Group. This doesn't provide a consistent experience for users, as many users may not be aware what entries are Office 365 Groups, Azure Active Directory security groups, etc. We'd like to see content shared to the members of an Office 365 group in this manner appear in the search results for those users.

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          • Dedicated managed property for list or document library name

            So we can show search refiners for filtering results based on library name.

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            • Listing all the sites

              Currently, a user can only search the site if the user knows the name of the site or part of the name.
              When a new site is created a lot of times users doesn't remember the name. Also, the site is not listed in the frequent or suggested sites.
              I think, it would be useful if a list is displayed which contains all the sites that user has access to across the farm (not limiting to a particular site collection).

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              • Customizing new search boxes

                I have some comments on search boxes on the left side of the screen viewed after clicking "SharePoint" from app launcher.
                I can find with ease on which sites searched items are shown, but I can't customize the "items on some specified sites” and so on just like I used to do for classic search boxes.
                I am able to customize classic search boxes, but I have a difficulty in looking for the items and I can't find the sites for items.
                I request that I am able to make a search of items I look for by narrowing them…

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                • Ability for case insensitive result set ordering in SharePoint Online

                  At this moment a result set of a search query is ordered case sensitive. It would be great if this became case insensitive or perhaps with the possibility to choose between the two options

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                  • We need to be able to add custom refiners to the default modern hub site search experience.

                    We have several business needs which rely on easily searching and consuming information across our sites. While we appreciate the work so far that's gone into modern hub and site structures, we would like to be able to customize the default hub site search part. Particularly, we want to be able to add additional Refiners. We already have the required refiners in our site's defined search schema, why not allow us to add additional refiners to the search experience?

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                    • Modern Sharepoint search page to use Search settings page result URL from site collection

                      Modern Sharepoint search page to use default Search settings page result URL from site collection so that results can go to enterpise search - search center page /search

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                        Thank you for your answer! The default behavior when you search from a site, is that you get results from that site. You can change the scope to be all of SharePoint by clicking the SharePoint link that’s directly above the search box on the search results page. After changing the scope you’ll also see results from your on-premises content that has been pushed to the Office 365 index.
                        We’re thinking about whether this default behavior should be different, and are interested in hearing what people think about this.

                      • Create a Search Score explain tool

                        Providing a tool that helps break down the search result score that an individual search result has received would help remove the mystery around SharePoint search. This could then be used to understand why results aren't returning in an expected order and tune metadata, settings, etc appropriately.

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                        • Populate "Recent Views in last x Months" -properties in SharePoint Search

                          I recently noticed, that SharePoint Search has very handy managed properties, that list view counts over last few days, weeks and months. Quite a few of these work - but "Recent Views in last x Months" (1, 2 or 3 months) does not. They simply return null (not even 0).

                          I confirmed this with Microsoft Support (#30126-6369865), and they confirmed it's broken. It's reported to engineering, but according to support it will not be fixed unless people on UserVoice seem to deem this fix as necessary.

                          This sounds like a weird method for bugfixing.. But in any case, I'd really…

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                          • Remove pagination in search results

                            why limit search results and break them down into pages? You cannot quickly access pages with a higher number, nor do you know how many search results there are - giving you no indication whatsoever of the amount of pages I might have to trawl through.

                            Pagination in people search results is especially frustrating.

                            5 votes
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                            • Need "Is Not Empty" / "Is Empty" on Search Query Rule

                              Wanted to display items when certain field is not empty.
                              If possible please share us why it's not implemented?

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                              • Integrate Delve Search results with SharePoint search center

                                Integrate Delve Search results with SharePoint search center

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                                • Auto Classification of Documents During Indexing

                                  Currently we have a large amount of file share and SharePoint data that contains Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Data. It would be ideal to be able to auto tag documents at the index level to filter out those documents in Search results. Additionally, it would also allow for tagging documents in a positive way, for more refined searching.

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                                  • Increase hit highlighted summary length / make configurable

                                    Currently, the HitHighlightedSummary value is shows hits from the first 10,000 characters of a document. When the hits are not included in the summary, it pulls a summary from a seemingly random part of the document.

                                    This limit seems arbitrarily low. Many of our documents hit the limit after the first 5 pages, which often include a lot of boilerplate. It's caused a lot of confusion for our users and during usability testing, many expressed a lack of confidence in the search results ("why am I getting this result, is it broken?").

                                    This limit should be increased, and preferably configurable…

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                                    • Fix KQL for instances when a property value includes a hyphen

                                      If the property value contains a hyphen (-) together with the
                                      property operator equals (=) or not-equals (<>), then the
                                      query will not work due a bug in SharePoint
                                      search.

                                      As a workaround, we can use use contains (:) instead when we
                                      have a value with a hyphen. However, this can lead to unexpected results.

                                      Here's an example. The goal is to search for people where "Department" is "Ex-employee". If we use Department="Ex-employee", the filtering is incorrect, and returns all people. We can use Department:"Ex-employee", but this would also return values like "Ex-employee Relations".

                                      Note: This is a search topic,…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Managed Prop Mapping Type Check

                                        We had a People type mapping in OOB AccountName MP. We added another string crawled property mapping to AccountName.

                                        We discovered that, this caused miss the Update of current list item in next Continious Crawl cycle. When a new item added, crawl finds and ports to index, but in an update event, crawl does not fetch this update.

                                        When we removed the mapping menitoned above, the issue disappeared and crawl worked without problem.

                                        So came to a point that, having a type check for an MP-CP mapping can be a good idea to be assured of the integrity of the…

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                                        • Make it easier to Add/Remove Servers from your Search Topology

                                          Make it easier to add/remove servers from the Search Service Application.

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