Configuring Managed Properties in Search Service on Server

Posted: August 15, 2014 in SharePoint2013

Introduction

If you want to make your custom property searchable then you need to create a managed property for that custom property.

I have added a new property “Initials” to my User Profile Synchronization Service and mapped it to a property from AD. That works and the property is properly imported into the user’s profiles. I have even managed to successfully show it in search results; however I still can search for it specifically.

This managed property acts as a bridge between the search and custom properties.

Section: Configuring Managed Properties in Search Service on Server

Step 1

In SharePoint Search Service, select the “Search Schema” option.

Search Schema

Step 2

Select “New Managed Property”.

New Managed Property

Step 3

The following Managed Properties need to be created.

  1. Country
    • Property Name: Country
    • Type: Text
    • Searchable: Yes
    • Queryable: Yes
    • Retrievable: Yes
    • Allow Multiple Values: No
    • Refinable: Yes-active
    • Sortable: No
    • Safe: No
    • Alias: —
    • Token Normalization: Yes
    • Complete Matching: No
    • Include content from all crawled properties: Yes

Select “Add a Mapping”.

Mapping

Map

Select “All Categories” then search for “Country” then click “Ok”.
The property is mapped as given in the following screen shot:

Ok

Conclusion

This tracking has an impact on the relevancy of search results. For example, a search result that is often clicked by users will automatically be displayed higher up in the search results.

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