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WSS Search- What is it searching???

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Dec 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1279

I created a list that has four lookup columns, and all of them lookup
user info and show the display name. When I go to search, though, it
won't find anything from those rows that contain the names of the
people I'm searching for.

Example: Joe Smith is a site user. I have selected his name from a
lookup column for a list entry. This list entry shows in this
particular view. When I search for "Joe" or "Smith" or even "Joe
Smith", I get no results.

Does it not see these user info names as text? Why is this happening
to me??



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Dec 18

WSS search  only search text  fields, no lookup, currency, date etc..

Answer #2    Answered By: Harshita Padwal     Answered On: Dec 18

The text  in any lookup  field that is indexed by SQL Server Full Text
search is the ID to the data not the data itself. For user  lookup fields
that would be the SID.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Dec 18

The actual name isn't in the list. It's their I'd being stored. Can you use a
view to do what you need?

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