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Indexing of list attachments

  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: Jul 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4006

So far as I can tell, SP2003 does not index documents attached to list
items so that they can be found via search. Am I missing something?

Also, does anyone know if this will be fixed in 2007?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jul 23

Have you tried

SpWeb.SearchDocuments function for searching documents  attached with

Answer #2    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Jul 23

I thing it should search.

Try enabling the full text search.

Answer #3    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Jul 23

The issue you are facing has to WSS indexing. WSS does not index  the attachments  in a list  item. However SPS does. To Configure SPS to index them you will need to check the box for "Crawl Individual SharePoint List Item". This option is available from the “Exclude and Include” content option for the index. Once you have done this you will then have to re-index the content index.

Answer #4    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: Jul 23

"Exclude and Include" content
> option
Where is this option located?

Answer #5    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jul 23

These are the steps you need to follow:

Click "Site Settings" --> Click "Configure Search and Indexing" under Search Statistics and Indexed Content"
Click "Manage Content Sources" under "Other Content Sources" heading.
Select "This Portal" and click "Edit" through context menu
On Edit This Portal Page, Click "Advanced", then click "Exclude and Include Content".

It will redirect you to create new rule page, Delete the existing Site
Click "New Rule", It will redirect you to create new rule page

On the Create Site Rule Page, enter Portal Site URL and select "Include all items in this path".
Check "Crawl Individual SharePoint List Item"
Click OK to create the new rule.

You will then need to reset the content index  and the reindex the system. This should do it. Hope this helps.

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