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Searching Part Words

  Asked By: Edward    Date: Nov 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1851

How can I set up the Search function in SharePoint to search part
words? At the moment I can search using the word 'Manuals' and get
results but when I use the word 'Manual' I get no results. Surely you
can search for Part words as Out of the Box functionality?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maegan Ellison     Answered On: Nov 30

You need to enable Search Term Stemming. If you are using the Search Core
Results web part  you need to ensure that Modify Shared Web Part>Results Query
Options>Enable Search Term Stemming is checked.

Answer #2    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Nov 30

That worked just fine for the search  SubSite. Do you
know how to make it work for the Default Search box  on the Home
Page. This is taking me to a page under the _layouts folder and does
not do part  work searches.

Answer #3    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Nov 30

OK, from what I can see it looks like there are a couple options.

1. The page you are referring to in the layouts folder is OSSSearchResults.aspx.
This file is the default search  result page. You could do the unsupported option
and modify this file to <SearchWC:CoreResultsWebPart StemmingEnabled="true".
That would change the page farm wide. Again making changes to the layout folder
is not advised from my understanding.

2. If you have created a search center site in the site collection you can
change it to point to that. This can be accomplished by going to Search settings
under the Site Collection Settings. Once there use the first option "Use custom
scopes. Display richer results  using the following Search Center". Then on the
results.aspx page that the search takes you to you can modify the Search Core
Results web part  just as was mentioned in my earlier reply. This is as site
collection change so if you have a 100 site collections this may need to be done
100 times.

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