SharePoint 2013 Search — Create new managed property

In this tuto­r­i­al I will explain how to cre­ate a Man­aged Prop­er­ty. Once cre­at­ed you can uti­lize them in search as refin­ers, search prop­er­ties and more.

Let’s say i want to cre­ate a man­aged prop­er­ty from a list col­umn called: Events & Jour­nals

#Step 1
Because the col­umn name has a & sign in the name i will first have to deter­mine the sys­tem name of this col­umn.
To do that go to the list set­tings and edit the desired col­umn. In the URL you can see what the inter­nal sys­tem name for this col­umn is. In our case it is: Events_x0020_journals.

Lookup Column name


#Step 2

Open up Share­Point Cen­tral Admin and go to the Man­age ser­vice appli­ca­tions page.

Go to Manage service applications


#Step 3

Open the Search Ser­vice Appli­ca­tion page

Open search service application


#Step 4

Man­aged prop­er­ties can be found in the Search Schema sec­tion

Search Schema section


#Step 5

First lookup the name for the list col­umn. This will have the pre­fix of ows_
Click on Crawled Prop­er­ties then enter the name (or a part of the name) of the col­umn and hit Enter. You can see that the col­umn is found and that the name is: ows_Events_x0020_Journals. 

Click­ing on Man­aged Prop­er­ties will take you to the screen where you can cre­ate a new one.

Lookup the proper tie name


#Step 6

Click on New Man­aged Prop­er­ty

Click new managed property


#Step 7

Enter a name for the new prop­er­ty, select the type and check the box­es for the main char­ac­ter­is­tics.

New managed property


Read the text next to the check­box­es to help you decide if you need that func­tion­al­i­ty.

#Step 8

Scroll down to Map­pings to add a map­ping to for this new prop­er­ty.

New mapping


#Step 9

First enter the col­umn name we found in step 1, then click find. Select the right prop­er­ty and hit OK.

Select crawled property



This will cre­ate the new Man­aged Prop­er­ty

#Step 10

Type the name in the Fil­ter field and hit Enter to check if the prop­er­ty exists.

Check for existence


#Step 11

To wrap things up you will have to start a full crawl before the new Man­aged Prop­er­ty is avail­able. Goto the Con­tent Sources and click on Start Full Crawl in the drop down menu for the con­tent source where you want to use the new Man­aged Prop­er­ty.


#That’s it.

Hap­py search­ing.


In this post you can read how to uti­lize the Man­aged prop­er­ty in the advanced search page.

Getting: Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SPAddin.ReportGallery.ReportGalleryView when creating a PowerPivot Gallery in SharePoint 2013

If you get this mes­sage Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SPAddin.ReportGallery.ReportGalleryView when you try to cre­ate a Pow­er­Piv­ot Gallery here’s what you should do.

Deploy powerpivotwebapplicationsolution.wsp to your web app

To do this you go into the cen­tral admin, man­age farm solu­tions. You can find it under Sys­tem set­tings. There you can deploy the solu­tion to your web app.  (it is prob­a­bly only deployed to the cen­tral admin web app)


Good luck!