Geeks With Blogs

News These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Locations of visitors to this page virtusa corp sharepoint virtusa.com shehan peruma
Shehan Peruma

Most of you all would probably be knowing this, but for the newbie out there who is just getting into MOSS's Enterprise Search features this would probably prove useful...

Lets say that through the SSP Search Configurations page you've gone and created a couple of Scopes. But when you get back to your site collection you notice that none of the scopes appear in the search scope dropdown (normally located on the top right hand corner of the page), you only see the default scopes.

What you need to do is navigate to Site Settings page (_layouts/settings.aspx) of the top most level site and once there click on the ‘Search keywords’ link under the ‘Site Collection Administration’ section.

In the Scopes page you will notice that all the custom scopes created are contained in the ‘Unused Scopes’ section while the ‘Display Group: Search Dropdown’ contains ‘All Sites’ and ‘People’ while the ‘Display Group: Advanced Search’ contains only ‘All Sites’.

Click the ‘Search Dropdown’ link and add the Scopes by checking the appropriate ones. Do the same for the ‘Advanced Search’ link.

Once done, the custom scopes will appear on all search dropdowns in the site, however they will not appear on the default Advance Search page.

To get the scopes to appear on the Advanced Search page, navigate to that page (SearchCenter/Pages/advanced.aspx) and from the 'Site Actions' menu select 'Edit Page'. The page will now be checked out to you and be in the edit mode.

In the 'Advanced Search Box' web part click the 'edit' menu and then select 'Modify Shared Web Part'. The properties box for the web part appears. Expand the 'Scopes' section and check the 'Show the scope picker' option. Hit OK and the web part should update showing the scopes.

Remember to check in and publish the page so your changes will be seen by everyone who access the page.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:15 AM MOSS , Search , Administration & Configuration | Back to top


Comments on this post: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page

# re: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Requesting Gravatar...
This is a really excellent read for me. Must admit that you are one of the coolest bloggers I ever saw. Thanks for posting this useful article.
microsoft office 2007
Left by Microsoft Office 2007 on Dec 04, 2010 8:48 AM

# re: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Requesting Gravatar...
Very informative text. I've found your site via Google and I'm really happy about the information you provide in your articles. Btw your blogs layout is really messed up on the Kmelon browser. Would be great if you could fix that. Anyhow keep up the great work!
Left by suits for babies on Feb 17, 2011 9:34 AM

# re: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Requesting Gravatar...
So informative things are provided here,I really happy to read this post,I was just imagine about it and you provided me the correct information I really bookmark it,for further reading,So thanks for sharing the information.
Left by home office furniture orange cou on Nov 14, 2011 8:03 AM

# re: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Requesting Gravatar...
This is good and concise. The advanced search web part however displays scope picker as a checkbox.What happens if there are a 100 scopes ? Can it display a drop down
Left by Shai on Sep 06, 2012 10:45 AM

# re: Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Requesting Gravatar...
Can you please tell me how we can achieve this in sharepoint 2013 search? I am unable to see scope picker option as well as display group option
Left by sk on Oct 06, 2015 8:45 PM

Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)


Copyright © shehan | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net