SharePoint Search Basics
A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
The SharePoint 2013 Search is powerful, and if used in the right way it can
help SharePoint users work more efficiently.
In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions
and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist and trainer, explains the basics
of SharePoint 2013 Search.
Two search fields
SharePoint 2013 has two fields for searching:
- The search field in the middle of the screen, under the name of the list
or library, is for searching in that particular list/library.
- The search field to the right at the top of the screen searches the whole
(In next SharePoint Search tutorial, Peter will show how to create a Search
center so that this field can be configured for optional search in the whole
site collection, among people or in conversations.)
Keyword query language
You don't have to search by words only. Any managed (searchable) property
can be used. Write the property, a colon and then the value you are looking
for. Example: Filetype:docx.
To learn which the managed properties are and what column they are pointing
to, go into Site settings and open the Search Schema. There you can see all
the managed properties and what they are crawling. There is a search field
here to, so that you can quickly find what you are looking for.