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  1. Dedicated managed property for list or document library name

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

    6 votes
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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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      • Provide feedback on Search Results

        Enable some mechanism that allows a consumer to provide feedback on the results they get in search (e.g. not getting expected results or feedback tied directly to a specific content item). General feedback would be routed to one place while content item level feedback would be automatically routed to the assigned author.

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        • SharePoint Online search connector to Azure Data Lake

          This idea is to create a SharePoint Online search connector to Azure Data Lake. This should be similar to the file share connector we have in hybrid search, but connect directly from the SharePoint Online search engine to Azure Data Lake. This will allow us to include files stored in Azure Data Lake in the enterprise search solution.

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          • custom file extension

            Allow adding/removing a file type to the search index in SharePoint online

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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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                  • 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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                    • .DWG

                      Allow to add custom file extension type like .DWG etc. so that search results could be able to link to actual file like .pdf etc.

                      4 votes
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                      • External users access to use People Search in O365

                        We have B2B external users in SharePoint Online that would need to use our people search-based corporate directory. This has been working before but recently external users have been seeing only "nothing found" view.

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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…

                          4 votes
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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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                            • Administrator shoud be albe to adjust / customize word-breaking in Japanese search scenario in SPO

                              Currently in the SharePoint Online (SPO) tenant, customising feature for word-breaking dictionary is not offered.
                              This is one of the painpoints for tenant administrators because amount of the data in the tenant is growing up day by day.

                              Actually the customization feature for word-braking is offered in SharePoint Server (On premise) but it shold also be offered to the users who are using SPO.

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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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                                • Usage report obtained from Popularity Trends link generates incorrect statistics

                                  The spreadsheet generated from the usage report link under Popularity Trends generates incorrect statistics for unique users in the section that is aggregated for monthly statistics. The spreadsheet appears to sum up the unique users for each day in the month, rather than calculating the unique users across the entire month. This will tend to greatly exaggerate the unique users per month.

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                                  • Crawl rules unit tests

                                    As your set of crawl rules grows, it gets increasingly complicated to understand exactly which URLs are included or excluded. In Central Admin we can test all rules by pasting in a single, example URL. We then see which rule is trigged and what the outcome is (include or exclude).

                                    I'm asking for this functionality to be expanded. I would like to define a set of unit tests that we can run against our crawl rules list. The unit test can be defined as simple as a list of URLs where the outcome is either include or exclude.

                                    You can…

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Guest user search in MS Teams

                                      Currently Guest users are unable to use the search feature in MS Teams for files. For guest users the option to search "People" and "Messages" is available however the tab for searching "Files" is not. When Guest Users go to the SharePoint Teams site they are able to search all files within the document libraries with out issue. Its as if the "Files" tab in Teams search is missing for guest users. Really need to get this feature in place for Teams.

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                                      • Support authentication for OpenSearch integration at SharePoint Online

                                        We would like to extend SharePoint Online search result by implementing OpenSearch protocol. One thing is that it doesn't support authentication right now: https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/201521/authentication-is-disabled-in-opensearch-result-source-on-sharepoint-online/213775. Since the data we are exposing are from customer on premises environment, authentication protection is required. Thanks.

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                                        • Partial word search by default (no requirement for wildcard)

                                          I worked with Microsoft support to create a new search scope that included the wildcard for every entry at the top level site. We applied this template as the default and it works when searching at the top level site. However, it does not apply when searching within a Document library that resides at the same level as the parent. Ultimately, we do not want to require a wildcard for every partial search. If someone wants to find instructions in our library for GoToMeeting they should be able to find it by simply entering Goto.

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