A typical scenario in SharePoint is to limit the results on a search page to specific content. SharePoint 2013 introduces the concept
of Results Sources. It was called as Search scopes in SharePoint 2010 version. In this tutorial I will show you how create a custom
Result Source in a SharePoint 2013 Environment.
Result Sources can be created at three different levels:
– Search Service Application,
– Site collection
SharePoint 2013 providing 16 predefined result sources.
Local SharePoint Results is the pre-configured default search resource. We can specify our result sources as default.
You need to have Site collection Administrator permissions for site collection and Site owner permissions for site.
Navigate to Manage Result Sources from Search Settings.
Select New Result Source and a new page will appear.
Provide General Information such as Name, Description for the newly generated search results. The Protocol should be Local SharePoint.
Click on Launch Query Builder.
In the Query Text, provide the source of the search to confine your search results.
The updated Query text value to search values only from the list items are shown as below.
The newly created Result source is depicted as shown below. You can assign this to the search result web part to refine your search results.
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