Category Archives: Search

A detailed post on Cross-Site Publishing and the SharePoint Product Catalog

I just added another post on the Sharegate blog about the SharePoint Cross-Site Publishing Features and the Product Catalog especially. I have always wondered why I needed the catalog since the Search Web Parts I had available were already so powerful. I decided to deep dive into it and explore the features of the Product Catalog completely to see if it was worth while.
Check out the post on Cross-Site Publishing and the SharePoint Product Catalog.

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Comparing the SharePoint 2013 Content Search with Search Results

I have been working with SharePoint 2013 for a while now and have been loving the Content Search Web Part. This new Web Part is only available for SP2013 Enterprise though. Unfortunately, not everyone can use it. It is also unavailable for Office 365. My quest was to see if there was an alternative to the Web Part, the one that came to mind was the Search Results.

You can find the original article here

Customize the SharePoint search directly in the url

SharePoint 2010 search parameter in the URL:

k
  Specify a keyword. Only one key word can be used.
results.aspx?k=sharepoint%20search

s
Specify a search scope. Can contain multiple values separated by %2c.

results.aspx?s=SDKContent
results.aspx?s=SDKContent%2cTechnicalArticles

v
Specify the result to sort by:
-relevance
-date

results.aspx?v=date
results.aspx?v=relevance

start
Specifying the page Result
results.aspx?start=3

a
Specify the property on which to filter.
Ex: Search SharePoint site where the property Companies=Microsoft
results.aspx?k=sharepoint&a=companies:microsoft

u
Specify the url from which the results will appear (without creating a new Scope)

results.aspx?k=sharepoint&u=http://www.contoso.com

Ref MSDN: http://bit.ly/wI75g0

On another note you can create a scope to include only the content classes that you want.

In search administration simply create a scope and add rules where the property contentclass=

here are some cases contentclass=STS_Web   will get you only Sites as results

case “STS_Web”:                             // Site
case “STS_List_850”:                        // Page Library
case “STS_ListItem_850”:                    // Page
case “STS_List_DocumentLibrary”:            // Document Library
case “STS_ListItem_DocumentLibrary”:        // Document Library Items
case “STS_List”:                            // Custom List
case “STS_ListItem”:                        // Custom List Item
case “STS_List_Links”:                      // Links List
case “STS_ListItem_Links”:                  // Links List Item
case “STS_List_Tasks”:                      // Tasks List
case “STS_ListItem_Tasks”:                  // Tasks List Item
case “STS_List_Events”:                     // Events List
case “STS_ListItem_Events”:                 // Events List Item
case “STS_List_Announcements”:              // Announcements List
case “STS_ListItem_Announcements”:          // Announcements List Item
case “STS_List_Contacts”:                   // Contacts List
case “STS_ListItem_Contacts”:               // Contacts List Item
case “STS_List_DiscussionBoard”:            // Discussion List
case “STS_ListItem_DiscussionBoard”:        // Discussion List Item
case “STS_List_IssueTracking”:              // Issue Tracking List
case “STS_ListItem_IssueTracking”:          // Issue Tracking List Item
case “STS_List_GanttTasks”:                 // Project Tasks List
case “STS_ListItem_GanttTasks”:             // Project Tasks List Item
case “STS_List_Survey”:                     // Survey List
case “STS_ListItem_Survey”:                 // Survey List Item
case “STS_List_PictureLibrary”:             // Picture Library
case “STS_ListItem_PictureLibrary”:         // Picture Library Item
case “STS_List_WebPageLibrary”:             // Web Page Library
case “STS_ListItem_WebPageLibrary”:         // Web Page Library Item
case “STS_List_XMLForm”:                    // Form Library
case “STS_ListItem_XMLForm”:                // Form Library Item