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  1. 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.

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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?

    • Enable adding the filtering option arbitrary to the search result in SharePoint Online.

      *English follows Japanese

      ■Title(件名):SharePoint Onlineにおける検索結果ページについて、絞込み条件に任意の条件を追加可能な機能の提供を要望します。

      Enable adding the filtering option arbitrary to the search result in SharePoint Online.
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      ■Description(内容):
      SharePoint Online における検索結果ページについて、絞込み条件に任意の条件を追加可能な機能の提供を要望します。

      For the search result page of SharePoint Online, I hope the feature will provide the availability that allows you to create and add the filtering option arbitrary in order to improve the usability.

      Thank you for your consideration.

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        • custom file extension

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

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          • 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…

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              • Wishing to expand the search scope of "Search Online Documents" box on Office 365 portal screen

                When I make a search for the files in "Search Online Documents" box on Office 365 portal screen, I am unable to check the search results uploaded within Office 365 group although I can view those uploaded in SharePoint Online team site. I hope that the users accessing to Office 365 will be able to check the search results uploaded within Office 365 group.

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                • Search results include Document Libraries

                  When you search in the modern UI, it will bring back the contents matching the search from Document Libraries but not the Document Library. It would be great if you could search and it would include documents and document libraries.

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                  • Allow Custom Managed Properties In all Data Types (SharePoint Online)

                    When creating custom Managed Properties we're restricted to only Text and Yes/No data types. Even the build in ones for custom use (Date00) have restrictions that make them useless. Full ability to customize is a must have and an unacceptable restriction.

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                    • Fix Content Processing for Calculated Columns

                      Calculated columns returning 'Single line of text' show up in Search prefixed with "string#;"

                      For example, if the formula results in "In Progress" then the value returned by Search is

                      string#;In Progress

                      rather than just

                      In Progress.

                      Content Processor should drop the data type prefix and store only the actual value in the Index.

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                      • Verb Stemming When Searching Sharepoint Sites

                        When searching a Sharepoint site, you currently must use the exact verb form used in the page you are looking for or the page will not appear in your search results. For example, if you search "Turning off x" by the article is titled "Turn off x", you will not see the article "Turn off x" in your search results.

                        Stemming the verb in the search would allow less precise searches to still return the expected results; a user seeking help would not think to search for the exact verb form used in a help article they have not found…

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                        • First word after a bullet point in a multiline text field is not indexed

                          The first word after a bullet point in a multiline text field is not being indexed. If a space is added before the first word, the word is being indexed. Microsoft support suggested we inform our users to add this space. A better solution would be for the indexer to handle this scenario.

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                          • Sort search results by most relevantat library level

                            Currently, searching within a document library does not sort results so that the most relevant is at the top of the results list. We would like to see the most relevant (i.e. most occurring in document and metadata, or at least most results found in metadata) at the top of the results list.

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                            • Fix the Manage Query Rules Page

                              In SPO, Search Admin, deactivating a Query Rule does not update the Modified Date. Any type of configuration change should be indicated by a revised date.

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                              • Fix the Feedback link on the Search Administration page

                                Clicking on the Feedback links on tenant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/searchadmin/TA_SearchAdministration.aspx takes us to a broken page. Please fix that

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                                • Suppress individual files from search results at SharePoint Online

                                  We'd like to exclude individual files from Search results at Tenant Administration level with a minimum impact and without having to modify the default result source on each and every site collection. Something similar to the existing “Remove Search Results” option at SharePoint Admin Center, but in a more permanent way (instead of only until next crawl, as currently possible). A custom or modified result source could also be a possible solution if could be fully configured and enforced at the tenant level (site collection admins shouldn’t be able to override it).

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                                  • Allow Exclusion Rules for search import to exclude disabled accounts

                                    For SharePoint on-prem environments we can add exclusion rules to the search import to exclude disabled accounts. This is a business rule that we not immediately delete accounts, for example that may have legal hold, but this accounts are filtered out from the import so that they do not show up in search results.
                                    SharePoint Online does not currently allow us to add this business rule to the tenant so staff are searching and finding managers that are no longer with the company and this creates the impression that the data is untrustworthy.

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                                    • Improve the accuracy of the word breaking process for Japanese users in SharePoint People Search

                                      Several of the Japanese users (ja) are being detected as Chinese (zh-tw) due to the user properties and they are being indexed incorrectly by the word breaker.
                                      Japanese characters are very unique and often uses Chinese characters.
                                      For example Japanese names often only uses Chinese characters.

                                      When user profile is created in SharePoint Online with user's properties containing a lot of Chinese characters, they are detected as Chinese instead of Japanese.
                                      As a result, their names and other properties are being tokenized in Chinese by the word breaker.
                                      So when the user is searched by the name as a whole…

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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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                                        • Add the possibility in de Web mail to attach SharePoint documents

                                          Now it is not possible, when using de webbrowser email, to add an Sharepoint attachment to the email.

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