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  1. Implement merge of web, & folder properties with document and list item properties. & Speed up indexing of websites.

    Common problem we have is that all documents in website have set of properties related to place in which they are stored like Project name, project type, location ........ when indexer indexing documet metadata, properties from web , folders and item should be combined, so we should be able make query and retrieve them. And another limitation is that when we change web properties, this properties are updated pretty slowly it take more than 72hours, properties of newly created websites are indexed in near realtime but not when we update web properties

    7 votes
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  2. Site collection search when granting access permissions to users

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    サイト コレクションでユーザーにアクセス権限を付与する際の検索について
    Site collection search when granting access permissions to users


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online のサイト コレクションにてユーザーにアクセス権限を付与する際の検索について、現状では前方一致のみで検索が行われるが、SharePoint 2010 などのように前方一致以外の検索も有効にして欲しい。
    Currently when searching SharePoint Online’s Site Collection while granting access permissions to users, the search is only done for matching prefixes. Please improve the search function so that it works like SharePoint 2010 where other search methods will be valid as well, not just prefix searching.

    7 votes
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  3. OneDrive Search should ONLY include OneDrive results by default

    PLEASE limit OneDrive Search results to only show OneDrive content when searching from OneDrive. There can be an option to expand search results further, but we want the default results to be the person's OneDrive that they are searching from.

    7 votes
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  4. Sort Blog Search Results by Modified Date

    In WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007), when we searched a blog, it gave us the option to sort results by Relevance (the default) or by Modified Date. Now in SharePoint Online, when you search a blog, it gives you no sort options, but seems to list the search results in random order. This is a step backwards in my opinion. We need to be able to sort by Modified Date again.

    7 votes
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  5. API/Powershell for SharePoint Search analytics/reports

    For manual download the OOTB SharePoint reports from SP admin page- SharePoint Online admin portal> Search> Search Reports.
    Multiple reports available OOTB, but no API/Powershell available for Search Analytics, by which we can export custom Search reports or we can schedule the download of OOTB reports Monthly.

    Provide API/Powershell for managing/automating SharePoint Search reports.

    7 votes
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  6. Open file location in modern search

    Sharepoint search desperately needs the equivalents of Windows' "Open file location". It's fantastic that sharepoint search shows the path of files found in Sites, but sometimes I want to see the folder the file is in, not the file itself. Surely an easy thing to implement?

    Thanks

    7 votes
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    This article, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-search-in-Office-365-b81ab573-ec9c-4aa9-a369-b3c630f878a7, gives an overview of the search user interface and points out where to click to go to the site or folder a file is in. If you click the site link, you’ll be taken to the folder that the file is in on that site.

    Let us know if this doesn’t cover what you’d like to do, or if you have ideas for making the experience even better.

  7. Searching in recycle bin

    I want to have "search" function in recycle bin.

    7 votes
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  8. Expand Functionality of SharePoint Online Term Store Other Labels

    While the taxonomy term store "other labels" work for managing data entry, the usefulness of this is diminished by there being no corresponding functionality of these labels as synonyms of "default label" in search. There should be the option to set "other labels" to function as synonyms of "default label" in search, regardless of whether there also becomes available the ability to upload a thesaurus of synonyms separately. Expanding the function of "other labels" in this way would allow for a direct connection to content tagged with a "default label" whether a search includes a "default label" or any "other…

    7 votes
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  9. 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).

    7 votes
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  10. Add a search driven column type

    It would be great to have a column type for lists or libraries that stores a search-query.
    In column settings you would create a query with a reference to the list-item (something like "author:{Item.Author} AND ContentType:Tasks").
    This way you could dynamically link content to a list item.

    7 votes
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  11. A feature to specify directories for searching

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索対象階層の指定機能の拡充
    A feature to specify directories for searching


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online にてドキュメント ライブラリ内の画面上部検索バーから検索した場合、アクセスしているライブラリ配下のすべてのアイテムが検索対象となるが、フォルダーや階層が多数ある場合に検索結果が煩雑となってしまうため、検索対象のフォルダーや階層を指定できる機能の拡充を希望します。
    When searching from the search bar on top of the document library screen in SharePoint Online, all items under the accessed library will be search targets, but search results will turn out to be complicated if there are lots of folders and directories, so we hope that this feature can be improved to specify the folders and directories for searching.

    6 votes
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  12. Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダン UI の検索結果より Office ファイルを開いた場合に、Office Online で開く動作の改善を要望します
    Hope for an improvment in opening Office files using Office Online from Modern UI search results


    ■Description(内容):
    サイト上 (モダン UI) の検索欄より検索を行い、検索結果に表示される Office ファイルを開く場合、[サイト コレクションの機能] - [既定でクライアント アプリケーションでドキュメントを開く] の設定や、[ライブラリの設定] - [詳細設定] - [クライアント アプリケーションで開く] の設定に依存せず、既定で Office Online で開く動作となる。
    サイト コレクションまたはライブラリの設定と連動して Office クライアントで開くように機能の実装を要望します。
    When a search is done using the search bar on the Modern UI site and users want to open the Office files that are displayed in the search results, it will be opened using Office Online by default instead of referring to the "Open Documents in Client Applications…

    6 votes
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  13. Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    検索ナビゲーションを対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    Request feature improvement to display search navigation items only to specific target users


    ■Description(内容):
    検索ナビゲーションにて対象ユーザーを設定したアイテムを追加した場合でも、対象ユーザー以外のユーザーにも該当のアイテムが表示されてしまう動作であるため、対象ユーザーにのみ表示させるよう機能の改善を要望します。
    When items that have specific target users set on them are added to search navigation, those items will be displayed to all users instead of just the target user, so we request improvement of the feature to display those items only to the specified target users.

    6 votes
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  14. External Users should be able to Search Pages and Documents

    External Users can not search for Documents and Pages - only Images and Lists/Libraries - on shared Sites.
    Please Add Pages and Documents to their Search Results as well.

    6 votes
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  15. Have SharePoint search update comment and like count after increments

    SharePoint search currently does not re-crawl content when a like (LikeCount) or comment/reply (CommentCount) is added to a modern page. This means that when many people comment on a page, the search API will not show the updated number -- even after weeks, unless the page is republished or the site is manually re-crawled.

    SharePoint search should likely flag the page as dirty for the crawler to re-crawl the updated values so we can leverage these in SharePoint search results.

    6 votes
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  16. Make Modern Search API Available

    We are finding many difficulties where custom code needs to roll up search results in a similar way to the OOTB modern search experience.

    Unfortunately it appears impossible to return the same results/order via /api/search/query through traditional means than that of the Modern Search Results page. Upon investigation this is due to a special request property which appears to be around personalization (DynamicContextLists, which is sent as part of the search request when on a OOTB Modern Search Page such as /layouts/15/search.aspx)

    Without this we cannot provide a proper flow from a custom search webpart/extension, into the OOTB…

    6 votes
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  17. SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format.

    SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format. Site settings :- Regional setting already set to English (Australia). Date column displays in d/mm/yyyy while appending comments displays date in m/d/yyyy format.

    6 votes
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  18. 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.

    6 votes
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  19. Need to enhance reports beyond the current OOTB Popularity Trend report

    The current report (Popularity Trend reports) is inadequate. Need basic report generation for the following data with user defined time range daily, weekly, monthly etc):
    a. Total unique user views of wiki articles per subsite
    b. Total unique user views per article
    c. 0235Search Effectiveness (How many searches before content is viewed by an user)
    d. List of articles by authoring and workflow status per subsite

    6 votes
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  20. I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve

    *English follows Japanese

    Delve にて組織内のユーザーを検索することを制御したい

    Delve 画面の左上の [検索] ボックスにユーザーの名前もしくはメール アドレスを入力しますと、ユーザーが検索されるようになりますが、検索できないように設定できる機能を追加してほしい。

    I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve
    If I enter the user's name or email address in the search box at the top left of the Delve page, the users will be searched.
    Please add a feature that can set users not to be searchable.

    6 votes
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