SharePoint Search: Use Site Title as Refiner


The SharePoint Search by default has some refiner if you create a SharePoint Search center. But in the default settings there is no filter or refiner for the site title. Mostly the user know the site name but not always the url. But we would like to have a shiny SharePoint Search Site.

Prepare SharePoint Search Schema

So here i would like to show an easy way to provide the Site Title of a SharePoint Site Collection as Refiner. The information is already in your search schema. The site title is stored in “ows_SiteName”. So i created a new managed property “SiteTitle” and mapped the crawled property to “ows_SiteName”. After that run a full crawl.

Add Refiner

After the full crawl you can use your managed property. Edit your search result page and go to the refiner webpart properties. In this settings you can choose your managed property “SiteTitle” as refiner.

Settings for Refiner in SharePoint

Save your site and let’s see how it looks like:

SharePoint Search Result with Refiner for Site Title

That’s one way. If you prefer to use RefinableStrings follow this post by Nik Charlebois.

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Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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