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Refine Your Search no longer available


I've have used the WildCard Search webpart, and its been working quite nicely. However, when you have a large number of results, on the original web part, the Refine Your Search comes up, whilst when using the WildCard search, the Refine Your Search does not show up.


cdog wrote Jul 25, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Interesting. Which version of SharePoint are you using here?

dattard wrote Jul 26, 2010 at 8:01 AM

MOSS 2007 ... doesn't really matter what service pack is used. As soon as Wildcard search is activated, Refine your Search dies completely. I beleive the issue is related to the fact the Refine Your Search works used the Keyword Query class rather than the FullTextSQLQeury, and thus when this is used, the function dies.

We actually implemented a pseudo Refine Your Search webpart which iterates over the result set and simulates the Refine Your Search option, but any other suggestion would be very very welcome.

cdog wrote Jul 26, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Yeah I asked because, search refinement is built into SharePoint 2010. Are you using a third party web part to do refinement such as the faceted search web parts?

dattard wrote Jul 27, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Originally I was using Out of the Box Refine your Search which comes with 2007 (yes it does exist!), it shows up on People Search results when there is a large amount of People results. It is not as configurable as the Faceted Search which comes along with 2010, but it used to do the job I needed.

I also tried installing Faceted Search on the 2007 version where I have Wildcard search installed, and it also does not work with the Wildcard search. The faceted search works fine on normal search results, but breaks down as soon as Wildcard search is activated.

Eventually the solution I came up with was to create new webpart which fires the FullTextSqlQuery, iterates over the collection of the results, sorts the highest occurring results and creates a link which runs a query with additional filters results e.g. john "Skill:programming". I got ideas mainly from your webpart and partly from the open source faceted source.

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 2:21 AM