SP2013 – Get Query Suggestions to work with your custom result source in the Search Center.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! As a reminder about what Query Suggestions are in SP2013 Search: Query suggestions help users find information quickly by showing queries that might be similar to the one they’re typing. For example, as users start to type “sales”, they may be able to pick common sales-related queries from a list below…

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SP2013 – Hybrid Search Topology

Hi Search Enthusiasts Hybrid Search scenario is one of the major steps in integrating your SPO and OnPrem SP2013 environments. I just wanted to list down the phases and documentation links that are relevant in setting an Hybrid Search Topology. The set up process is lengthy hence it is important to keep in mind the overall…

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SP2013 – How to influence the Language detection at the document/item level

 Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I’d like to demonstrate a small workaround for language detection issues in SP2013. Why document language is important ?  The language is at the center to any linguistics features in SP2013: Tokenization (wordbreaking), Stemming (lemmatization), Fuzzy Name matching, thesaurus etc.OOB we do our best to determine the primary language of any…

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SP2013 – How to better balance your Distributed File System (DFS) crawl

Hi Search Enthusiasts   I came across one problematic when crawling a Distributed File System split across multiple physical locations but grouped under one DFS share. The main DFS share was set to \\contoso.com where underneath the content was split per region/location For instance \\contoso.com\Europe \\contoso.com\Asia \\contoso.com\Americas   As you set your content source to crawl the root directory…

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SP2013 – Removing the "Nothing here matches your search" for good.

Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I had to customize my SP2013 Search Center to remove the beloved following message   This message is specially annoying when having multiple Search Results potentially pulling results from multiple sources. Some might hit some not. As I was already playing around with Templates, I just created a new Control Search…

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SP2013 – Changing the default group template in Search Results WP (GroupTemplateId)

Hi Search Enthusiasts   I came across the need to change the default group template, for a specific Search Result Web Part.   I have configured my search center with the default layout -all in one column-. Upon certain Query rules, I may encounter results including Best Bets, Result Blocks and Core Results. All those…

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