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.

ListName instead of ListID

This was the chal­lenge.

For a cus­tomer i was cre­at­ing a tem­plate site the need­ed a cus­tom editform.aspx. After edit­ing the cus­tom form.aspx it all worked fine. But after cre­at­ing a new site based upon the new­ly cre­at­ed tem­plate i dis­cov­ered that my cus­tom editform.aspx was not work­ing. The rea­son for this is that the web­part i used was con­nect­ed to a list using the Lis­tID (guid). This was of course point­ing to the list in anoth­er site.

The solu­tion is to use the List­Name instead of Lis­tID. To do this you need to edit the web­part code using Share­Point Design­er.

Open the site in Share­Point design­er. Select the web­part and click on “Split view” to reveal the code.
Now change every occur­rence of Lis­tID in List­Name. And replace the guid with the list­name. See the exam­ples in these screen­shots.


In my case i had to replace six occur­rences of Lis­tID.

Save the site and cre­ate a new temm­plate and you’re all set!


Delete content type from a list or library

Some­times you would like to remove a con­tent type form a list or library. But when you have a lot of items in that list or library that have a con­nec­tion to that con­tent type you wil receive a mes­sage that you can­not remove the con­tent type. And you don’t like to lose all the items in your list or library.

Here’s what you can do:
Delete all the items form the list or library. Don’t wor­ry for they wil be stored in the recy­cle bin. Now you are able to delete the con­tent type. After it’s gone you can restore the items back from the bin and you are ready.

SharePoint 2010 certification

As of June cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Share­Point 2010 will be avail­able. Two new cer­ti­fi­ca­tions and relat­ed course­ware will be intro­duced for IT Pros:

With the train­ing cours­es of this MCTS cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, IT Pro­fes­sion­als can learn con­fig­u­ra­tion skills for Share­Point, includ­ing deploy­ment, upgrade, man­age­ment and oper­a­tion on a serv­er farm.

The train­ing cours­es of this MCITP cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cov­er advanced Share­Point 2010 top­ics like capac­i­ty
plan­ning, topol­o­gy design­ing and per­for­mance tun­ing.

But before that you wil be able to learn a lot by read­ing con­tent and watch­ing videos on the new fea­tures of Share­Point 2010.

Vis­it this link to read more.

SharePoint MOSS 2007 URL quicklinks

Func­tion Add to the URL Notes
Save as site tem­plate /_layouts/savetmpl.aspx
Site usage details /_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx
Add Web Parts Pane ?ToolPaneView=2 Add to the end of the page URL; WILL ONLY WORK IF THE PAGE IS ALREADY CHECKED OUT
Cre­ate New Site Con­tent /_layouts/create.aspx
List Tem­plate Gallery /_catalogs/lt
Man­age Site Col­lec­tion Admin­is­tra­tors /_layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx
Man­age Sites and Work­spaces /_layouts/mngsubwebs.aspx
Man­age Peo­ple /_layouts/people.aspx
Man­age User Per­mis­sions /_layouts/user.aspx
Mas­ter Page Gallery /_catalogs/masterpage Also includes Page Lay­outs
Mod­i­fy Nav­i­ga­tion /_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Recy­cle Bin /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx
Site Col­umn Gallery /_layouts/mngfield.aspx
Site Con­tent Types /_layouts/mngctype.aspx
Site Con­tent and Struc­ture Man­ag­er /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx
Site Set­tings /_layouts/settings.aspx
Site Tem­plate Gallery /_catalogs/wt
Site Usage Sum­ma­ry /_layouts/SpUsageWeb.aspx
User Alerts /_layouts/sitesubs.aspx
View All Site Con­tent /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx
Web Part Gallery /_catalogs/wp
Web Part Page Main­te­nance ?contents=1 Add to the end of the page URL
Work­flows /_layouts/wrkmng.aspx

Determine the SharePoint version

Descrip­tion WSS KB MOSS KB Ver­sion
Aug 09 CU KB973400
June 09 CU
April 09 CU
SP2 KB953338 KB953334
Feb­ru­ary CU KB961755 KB961756
Decem­ber CU KB960010 KB960011
Octo­ber Cumu­la­tive update KB957691 KB957693
August Cumu­la­tive update KB956056 KB951297
Infra­struc­ture Update KB951695 KB951297
Post SP1 Hot­fix KB948945
Post SP1 Hot­fix KB941274
Post SP1 Hot­fix KB941422
Octo­ber 2007 pub­lic update
August 2007 hot­fix
Beta 2 TR
Beta 2