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Configure Search to Ignore Certain Content Types

  Asked By: Bennie    Date: Mar 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2494

I have a library that contains multiple content types. I want some of the
content types to be searchable, and I want other content types to not be
searchable. Is this possible?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kristian Chaney     Answered On: Mar 15

I don't know a way to do this. You could separate them into different libraries,
and then remove search  visibility on the 'no search' library  (in library

Answer #2    Answered By: Alicia Scott     Answered On: Mar 15

I'm going to try the following:
1. Add a Site Column to each content  type called Exclude From Search and set
default boolean value accordingly
2. Create a managed property for the site column
3. In the scopes rules, create a rule to exclude items where Exclude From Search
= true.

I'm planning to test this on Friday. Any feedback/suggestions/warnings

Answer #3    Answered By: Mike Lamb     Answered On: Mar 15

You can use scope rules to exclude the items from a search  scope
based on their content  type without needing to add a new managed
property. ContentType is already a managed property. Just make sure
it is marked in SSP administration as a property that it can be used
in scopes, a define a scope with a rule that excludes the content

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