Saturday, 12 July 2014

SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 3 - Search Box Web Part to only query Managed Properties

Search Series:
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 1 - Configure Custom Search
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 2 - Refiners
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 3 - Search Box Web Part query Managed Properties(This Post)
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 4 - Search Result Source Removal
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 5 - Restricting Results & Enable pdf previews

Overview:  In this post we are looking at using a Display Template to change how the Search input box works.  Specifically the example will look at making the search box only search on the Title property of documents.  It will search for any part of the title.  If my word document is called "Std-634-HealthandSafety", using the search term "634" we get the document.

Steps to Change the way the Search Box works:
1.> Copy the Display Template "Control_Display Template", edit & rename the new template and upload to the Display Template gallery.
2.> Change the Title element tag in the Display Template and amend the html as shown below to change the behaviour of the search box.
3.> When the html display template is uploaded, you will notice the js file with the same name is updated.  Remember to Publish the html display template.
4.> On the Search Page edit or add the Search Box Web Part.  Select the Display Template, in my case it is "Demo Title Search Box" and save.
Search now only does a wild card search on the Title of the uploaded documents (assume the content has been crawled).

Search Series:
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 1 - Configure Custom Search
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 2 - Refiners
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 3 - Search Box Web Part query Managed Properties(This Post)
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 4 - Search Result Source Removal
SharePoint 2013 Search Series - Post 5 - Restricting Results & Enable pdf previews

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