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Searching by Document Type

  Asked By: Lavanya    Date: Feb 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 685

Has anyone tried adding a field to the Advanced Search that would
filter the results by document type (doc, pdf, ppt, xls...)? If so,
how was it done, and is it possible at all?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Feb 14

Well, not a fool proof way, but you could just use the URL property that
is already there for documents and search  for containing *.doc, *.ppt

I say not foolproof since files can be uploaded with any extension
regardless of their type  so you won't be 100% guaranteed that something
ending in, say, .doc is actually a Word document.

Answer #2    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Feb 14

it's tough to make custom-building 100% fool-proof
anyway. It's not really even a need yet here, but I figured it
would come up sooner or later and I wanted to ask around.

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