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  Asked By: Ganesh    Date: Mar 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 788

I'm facing this strange sharepoint behaviour:
in the search dashboard I do an advaced search that should retrieve all
documents beloging to a certain category and all its subcategories.
so under 'search by properties' I choose 'categories' and select 'contains'
and specy Market (the root category is Marketing and the subcategories are
Europe and Italy), but I get a 'no documents found' message.
to obtain all documents in the category Marketing I have to specify the
exact name of the category, i.e. marketing, but I won't obtain the documents
belonging to Europe or Italy.
to obtain the documents in Europe I have to specify the name of the
subcategory as follow ':marketing:europe' (colonmarketingcoloneurope) and
this is boring because not every user knows the exact name of the
this behaviour is by default or am I missing something? is there a way to
obtain all documents in a category and in its subcategories without going
throught all this?
Another question:
is there a way the user, making the search, won't need to write anything but
only select from a list? for example a user who want to retrieve all
documents belonging to a category, should select category in the first box,
= in the second box, and select the name of the category from a list in the
third box.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gyan Nene     Answered On: Mar 10

The web part called "Property Browser" gives you a dropdown list  of
categories to choose  from.

The readme says it's from Microsoft, so I probably got it from their web
part gallery.

Here's the description of the web part:

This Web Part extends the Advanced search  feature of Microsoft(R)
SharePoint(TM) Portal Server 2001. The Advanced Search feature enables you
to search for documents  based upon properties. This Web Part expands that
capability by allowing you to search for documents based upon properties,
and by providing the values for properties  of list type. The Web Part works
best if most of the properties in the workspace are of the list type.

Answer #2    Answered By: Narasimha Madivalar     Answered On: Mar 10

found  the web part in the sharepoint  resource kit. It seams to work fine.

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