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  1. Word Extraction on SharePoint Online

    It would be very beneficial, to be able to use word extraction in SharePoint Online, i.e. be able to supply your own custom dictionary, used to extract certain words from search for use in e.g. refiners.

    5 votes
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  2. Integrate Delve Search results with SharePoint search center

    Integrate Delve Search results with SharePoint search center

    5 votes
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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    5 votes
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  5. Make it easier to Add/Remove Servers from your Search Topology

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

    5 votes
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  6. Modern Search Analytics

    Please provide a way to gather analytics for the Modern Search. We are using Communication templates for our Intranet and need know what users are searching for.

    An equivalent to what is available from the SharePoint Admin Center > Search > View Usage Reports.

    4 votes
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  7. Give option for search on _layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx to function as normal search

    Using the search at the top left of the site contents page has a filtering impact on the contents and subsites listings. This functionality is a complete divergence from the search experience in other parts of SharePoint. There should be a way to send all search boxes to the same search results page, instead of this rather confusing setup.

    4 votes
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  8. Searching in recycle bin

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

    4 votes
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  9. .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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  10. Need sorting and more filter options for searching for files in "all of sharepoint"

    Need to be able to sort and refine search results. For example, sometimes what I'm looking for was recently modified and it's currently on page 5 of the search results. If I could optionally sort by last modified date then it would be on the first page. It would also be nice to be able to refine the search like to limit results with a date range or a specific folder structure.

    4 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Did you try setting the time filter to Past 24 hours or Past week? (If the filter pane isn’t open, click the Filters link, right under the search icon). We’re considering more date options, such as a date range.
    When you write that you’d like to search within a specific folder structure, have you noticed that if we find matches to your query in several files that are located in the same folder, then we show the results grouped together “under” that folder (click to go to folder). Would that be of any help to the folder search you’re thinking of, or do you prefer to actively limit the scope of your search to only a folder?

  11. The customer want sort the search results by drop box

    The customer want sort the search results by drop box ,but there is not this function on SharePoint Online team site search results page.
    Because the search results page(osssearchresults.aspx) can not be edited.
    The customer is feeling inconvenience for that and hopes add this function to the seach results page(osssearchresults.aspx).

    4 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. 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…

    4 votes
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  15. Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of web part

    Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of the web part added to a page.

    If you want to search by contents, you need to use a query such as “description: xxxxx”, so we would like to search without queries.

    3 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 search results.…

    3 votes
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  17. SharePoint Online search functionality

    I would like you to improve the search behavior that file name more than two consecutive Chinese characters are out of search scope when searching it in lists/libraries of SharePoint Online.

    3 votes
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  18. filter pane

    When performing a modern Search of a document library (upper left corner) the 'Open the filters pane' icon disappears and you can't filter the search result. Please include the filter pane in the search result of document library also.

    3 votes
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  19. Search accross Sites label in textbox should be Search accross <SiteName>

    Sitename should be shown , because it confuses the user

    3 votes
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  20. Improve the behavior that reloading the search result when opening a file after searching SharePoint Online library

    I request not to reload the search result page when searching and sorting Office files, such as Word documents in the SharePoint Online library. Because if I click a file to open on Internet Explorer 11 in document mode 10 by using Windows 7 PCs, search page would be reloaded and results are disappeared.

    For Windows 10 PCs, the page wouldn’t be reloaded if I selected Name (linked to document with edit menu) as Column name in Settings, Edit View. I would request the same behavior for using Windows 7 PC.

    3 votes
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