Omit document contents from Sharepoint online search results - focus on metadata only ie filename, keywords, etc.

I am trying to figure out how to omit file contents from being indexed and displayed when a search is performed. We only want it to index and search on the file names and other metadata.

Unfortunately, I have a limited knowledge of sharepoint and have never used it until we rolled to office365 a few months ago. I am the administrator so please point me in the correct direction.

I found this article but it still doesn't get me to where I am looking for. The attached pic shows some properties called content but when I go into them they are grayed out.

I was also told by a friend that full text search could be turned off but I believe his instructions were for an onsite installation. He says when you are in the SharePoint Central Administration go under component configuration and deselect full text search and index components. I didn't see this anywhere in the online version.

Bottom line is the users want to be able to search and not have document content show up in the results.

Orion NewmanDirector of Data ServicesAsked:
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Rainer JeschorCommented:

afaik the contents property can not be removed from the search.

But you can modify the managed property and remove all crawled property mappings from the "Contents" property:
Open the SharePoint admin site through Office 365 portal
Then use on the left navigation "Search", then "Manage search schema".
Then click on the entry "Contents" and remove each of the "Mappings to crawled properties".
Then you have to run a re-indexing described here:

For the result display, you might have to change the display templates:


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