Content Search Web Part

Hi Experts,

How do I replace a content query web part that displays documents grouped by content type (unavailable in 2013) with a content search web part that will show results that would have been in that content query web part?

CQWP is grouped by subsidiary and filtered by content type.

What do I have to have in place and what do I have to know to be able to remove the content query web parts from the page and replace them?

Thanks in advance, again.
nsy
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nsyyoungAsked:
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vaderjConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If I were you I would use powershell.

Use a ForEach  statement for each subsite in a site collection
Use a ForEach statement to look at the contents of each document library in the subsite


use somthing like the following to create a function to delete webparts:
$spweb is the get-spweb object
$URLA/$URLB is just the URL to the list item (page in this case)
This code is from a script i wrote to remove the search box webpart of a new search page


$webpartmanager=$spWeb.GetLimitedWebPartManager("$URLa/$URLb",[System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationScope]::Shared)
$webpart = $webpartmanager.webparts | Where-Object {$_.Title -eq "Search Box"}
$webpartmanager.deletewebpart($webpart)



Use an If statement to find out if the CQWP exists on the page
Use your new function created above to, if the web part exists, remove it, save, checkin, and publish the page.
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nsyyoungAuthor Commented:
I got the delete part down - no problem.  What I need is to replace the deleted cqwp with a content search web part that shows the same results as the cqwp did.

But thanks for the powershell guidance.  I have minimal experience with it.
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vaderjCommented:
So you are looking for a way to add and configure that specific web part via PowerShell, or some other scripted means?
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nsyyoungAuthor Commented:
I am open to suggestions, as long as the result in the new web part is the same as in the old web part.
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nsyyoungAuthor Commented:
Partial answer, but set me on the right track.  Thanks.
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