SharePoint 2013 Search, the alternative of scopes


Hello

There are no scopes in SP 2013 ( we now have “Result sources” instead),  so no more search scope dropdown  !!!! 😦

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but don’t worry, there is a way to have them back.

1) to test this out please create a basic search center

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2) go to the result page by writing test for exemple and then hitting search and then edit the page

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3) Edit the “Search Results” web part and click change query

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4)Edit the query to match your scope.

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5)For example, we added a “Path” variable to only search in this site

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This page will be your new drop down menu selection. The above image shows a search that will only return items that match what is typed in the Search Box + sp2013-dev:14455/* in their URL.
6) Edit the page, and edit your search box web part, then Select “Turn on drop-down” and “Use this site’s Search Settings” in the web part menu, and hit apply.

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7) Next, click on “Search Settings” to edit your sites search settings
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8)Ensure the drop-down and use parent settings are applied, and then add a new link.

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9)Fill out the title and URL (the URL is the link to your Search Result page), and click OK.

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i added another link named active documents

10) Save your new Search Settings, and test out Search 2013 with the familiar drop-down menu

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