When to reindex your content?

When making changes in “Search Schema” of your SharePoint environment you sometimes need to restart the crawler to properly index the changes. When to reindex your content? Found a nice overview in this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx Managed property setting Action Requires a full crawl to reindex Mapping a crawled to a managed property Add/Delete mapping Yes […]

SharePoint online predefined managed properties.

The amount of refiners you can define in SharePoint online is limited. You basicaly need to link a property to a predefined managed property and set an alias. Found an overview of the predefined managed properties here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx#DefaultUnusedMPs Managed property type Count Managed property characteristics Managed property name range Date 10 Queryable Date00 to Date09 […]

“Ask me about” property.

If you want to search or disable the refinements of the “Ask Me About” property from the user profile, look for Managed property “Responsibilities“. Or the crawled property “SPS-Responsibilities”. Displaying this property in the refinements turned out not to be that helpful. Disabling it is a breeze, if you know the correct (internal) name. Regards, […]

Introducing errors with memoryLimitMegabytes.

Introduction Many posts inform you about limiting the amount of memory of the SharePoint 2013 Search component by setting the “memoryLimitMegabytes” attribute to a number higher than zero. Most of these posts were created after the SharePoint 2013 preview, contained a nasty memory-leak that consumed your server memory in no time. The problem. When you […]

Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned

When writing search queries in C# code you sometimes get the following error. “Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned. If the issue persists, please contact your administrator.” In most cases it indicates that your search schema is not correctly setup. You request certain functionality in your code but your ‘Search […]

SharePoint 2013 tools.

My SP Toolbox. A quick overview of the tools I regularly use while creating solutions for SharePoint. Boost productivity and limit debug sessions. SharePoint Manager The SharePoint Manager 2013 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. http://spm.codeplex.com/ CAMLDesigner The CAML designer […]

SharePoint 2013. Content Search web part.

The content search web part is just brilliant. Not only does it let you aggregate, filter and find content and their metadata. The new way of styling with the new display templates is a huge relieve after all the xslt horror in the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 versions. One word of caution: I learned the hard way […]