Configure managed properties SharePoint 2013

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains how to configure managed properties in SharePoint 2013/2016.

If you want to make your custom property searchable, you need to create a managed property for that custom property. I have added a new property ” Country ” to my User Profile Synchronization Service and mapped it to property from AD. That works and the property gets properly imported into user’s profiles.

I have even managed to successfully show it in search results; however, I still can search for it specifically. This managed property acts as a bridge between search and custom property.

Configure managed properties SharePoint 2013/2016

Step-1: In SharePoint Search Service, select the “Search Schema” option.

Configure managed properties SharePoint 2013

Step-2: Create ‘New Managed Property’.

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Step-3: Following Managed Properties need to be created

  • Property Name: Country
  • Type: Text
  • Searchable: Yes
  • Queryable: Yes
  • Retrievable: Yes
  • Allow Multiple Values: No
  • Refinable: Yes-active
  • Sortable: No
  • Safe: No
  • Alias: —
  • Token Normalization: Yes
  • Complete Matching: No
  • Include content from all crawled properties: Yes

Select ‘Add a Mapping’

Configure managed properties SharePoint
how to configure managed properties SharePoint 2013

Select “All Categories” -> Search for “Country” -> Select “Ok”
The property gets mapped as given in below screenshot:

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This tracking has an impact on the relevancy of search results. For example, a search result that is often clicked by users will automatically be displayed higher up in the search results.

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Sagar Pardeshi

I am Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 6+years. I am very much passionate about programming and my core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#,Jquery,Javascript,REST. I am running this blog to share my experience & learning with the community I am an MCP, MCTS .NET & Sharepoint 2010, MCPD Sharepoint 2010, and MCSD HTML 5,Sharepoint 2013 Core Solutions. I am currently working on Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2013,Sharepoint 2013 App Dev, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server 2008.

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