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Adding "Tags" and "Categories" fields to Sharepoint Document Search scope

Posted on 2012-03-15
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Hi,

I have Windows Search Server 2010 Express (Sharepoint 2010) installed on my companies file server, which works perfectly. It searches Author, Description, Name, Size, Url, and a few date fields.
In Windows 7, when you go to the file properties of a word document you have additional fields under the Details tab such as "Tags".

Can i make sharepoint search the "tags" and "Categories" fields as well?

There's a page titled "Central Administration  Search Service Application: Metadata Property Mappings" for custom mappings but i'm not sure what i should add/modify..

Thanks,

Sam
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You are correct about the MetaData Property Mappings page....that is where you configure these things.

First thing you have to do is make sure you have a Crawled Property for those document metadata properties.  For example, take a look at this page.  You will see the Property called Office:5(Text) is pulling the Keywords field out of Office docs.  However, it's set to "Index = No" by default.  You would have to edit that property to Index = Yes, which would make it available to search results.

Next thing you have to do is create a Mapped Property that is associated with that Crawled Property.  A mapped Property is basically a user-friendly name for an indexed property.  It allows users to search for that property by typing PropertyName:value in a search box.

Hopefully this sets you in the right direction.
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This solved my problem,. For reference, the Tags property under Windows File properties is docKeywords in SharePoint.
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