You may have custom Library/List columns created which you would like to show them in the Refinement Panel on the Search Results.
Step 1: Creating a DocumentLibrary / List with Customer Columns
4. Go to Library Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Click on ‘ReIndex Document library’ Button.
Step 2: Creating a New SiteCollection or Sub Site using “Enterprise Search Center” template. (Note: the reason we need to do this is due to the fact that wecannot modify the OOB ‘osssearchresults.aspx’ page)
I created a Subsite under my site collection using the ‘Enterprise Search Center’ template. Make sure that you are able to search the documents uploaded.
Step 3: Configuring ManagedProperties for Search
Note: By Default in SharePoint Online you cannot create a new Managed Property as ‘Refineable’, due to which we need to use the existing ones and give an Alias for that.http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/manage-the-search-schema-in-sharepoint-online-HA103628856.aspx#_Toc351360838
Note: List of Default Existing Refineable Property list.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx#DefaultUnusedMPs
Step 4:Adding the Managed Property to Refinement Panel on the Search Results Page
Now when you perform the Search for documents in that library, on left Refinement Panel you will see the new Refiner “Product Type”
Gud one Parmi :)
Nice Post, very helpful. I'm trying to set this up by using a managed metadata field as a site column. I struggle to map to the correct managed property. Any tips?
Hi have the same problem as Dirk, did you find the way to fix this?
Thanks for the post. I have tried doing the mapping but I am unable to get desired results. Any idea what the problem could be.
Another thing: I want to show result page with results in a table form with only document sets. My requirement is this:
I have libraries with document sets and document. I want to show document sets only in result in a table with metadata columns. Can you help?
Thanks for Post.
Just a note that your post spells "RefinableString" with an extra "e" in case people are having trouble searching for using the managed property filter. So "RefinableString00" NOT "RefineableString00".
How do you know what to put on "Mappings to crawled properties"?
Finally found the information that I was looking for. The fact that you can't use custom managed properties as refiners in SharePoint online is a bit of a mystery and a makes me wonder 'what else can't I use' ?