Keep Results Empty Until User Searches

Scenario: When you navigate to a custom search page, the Search Results web part is already populated even though you haven't searched for anything yet. You want the Search Results web part to remain empty until a user searches for something. Solution: Wrap the query template. {?{searchboxquery}} 1. Edit the page 2. Edit the Search … Continue reading Keep Results Empty Until User Searches

Working Around Low Disk Space During A Full Crawl

TIL that space is released when you pause a crawl! Backstory: We decided to re-index our SharePoint site due to spotty search results, and learned the hard way that we didn't have enough space to run a full crawl. Adding space wasn't an option and I had to get the search working again or else face … Continue reading Working Around Low Disk Space During A Full Crawl

Recent Crawl/Query Rates Incorrectly Show 0.00 Items Per Second

Problem: "Recent crawl rate" and "Recent query rate" statistics incorrectly show 0.00 items per second on the Search Administration page. Confirmed the crawl rate from the Crawl Health Reports page. Confirmed that the number of searchable items was increasing. Found a TON of update conflict errors (event ID 6398 and 6482) in the Application event … Continue reading Recent Crawl/Query Rates Incorrectly Show 0.00 Items Per Second