Adding, Editing and Deleting Search Result Properties

To configure search-result properties:

1. Go to the Search Tabs page for the site level at which you want to create the new result property as described in “Search-Tab Configuration and Inheritance”.

2. Click on the search tab for which you want to modify result properties and select Configure Search Tab from its action menu. This opens the Search Tab Configuration page.

3. Click on the Search Result Properties link under the Property Settings heading on the Search Tab Configuration page. This brings you to the Search Result Properties page.

4. Use the toolbar and action-menu commands on the Search Result Properties page to add, remove, arrange and/or edit your properties (see also “The Search Result Properties Page” for details about these controls).

When you are adding a new property, you will see the Add Search Result Property page. When editing an existing property created at the current site level, you will see the Edit Search Result Property page. When editing an existing property created at a higher site level, you will see the Overwrite Search Result Property page. When you are creating a copy of an existing property, you will see the Copy Search Result Property page. Each of these pages includes the same collection of settings, which are described below.

Figure: The search-result property configuration page

Searchable Property Configuration Settings

Most of the settings on the Add/Edit/Overwrite Searchable Property pages are very straightforward and apply to all types of properties. Some settings are somewhat more complex; further details about these are described in the sections below. The following settings are provided:
Name and Description > ID: Enter a unique ID for the property. Do not use spaces.
Name and Description > Name: Enter a display name for the property.
Name and Description > Description: Enter a short description of the property. This will be shown as a tool tip on administration pages (such as the list on the Search Result Properties page).

Property Mapping: The drop-down list here shows the name of each available managed property. Select the managed property in which your search-result property should search. (Note that all metadata properties that you wish to use must be available and configured as a managed properties in SharePoint before you can configure them as search-result properties for Search & Preview; see also “Establishing Custom Properties in SharePoint”.)

Property Group: Each search-result property must belong to exactly one property group. To add the current property to an existing group, select the appropriate group name from the drop-down list. To create a new group, click on the New Group button. See also “Working with Result-Property Groups” for more information about result-property groups.

Target Audiences: Use this setting to limit the types of users that will see the current property. Enter one or more audience names (separated by semicolons) to limit the audiences to which the current property will be shown. Leave this setting blank to show the property to all users. See also “Target Audiences in Search & Preview” for details about this setting and its helper controls.

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