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Configure properties for the Search Core Results Web Part (Search Server 2008)

Search Server 2008

Updated: July 23, 2009

Applies To: Microsoft Search Server 2008

Updated: 2009-07-23

Unless otherwise noted, the information in this article applies to both Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.

The Search Core Results Web Part displays the relevant results of a search query. It is located on the Search Results page and contains properties that control how search results are displayed.

NoteNote:

The Search Core Results Web Part includes settings that configure fixed keyword queries. Fixed keyword queries are queries that you create and configure for users. You set the keywords, property filter, or both keywords and property filters that the query contains, so that users only need to run the query. For example, if you can configure a search that helps users find most recent training videos. You can add the Search Core Results Web Part and create a fixed keyword query for the file type of the training videos and sort the results by date modified.

To configure Search Core Results Web Part properties

Use this procedure to configure the properties of the Search Core Results Web Part.

ImportantImportant:

Membership in the Designers group is the minimum that is required to complete this procedure.

Configure Search Core Results Web Part properties

  1. In the Search Center, open the Search Results page. By default, the Search Results page is at http://searchserver/results.aspx. On the Search Results page, click the Site Actions menu, and then click Edit Page. The Search Results page opens in Edit mode.

  2. In the Search Core Results Web Part, on the Edit menu, click Modify Shared Web Part.

  3. In the tool pane, expand the Results Display/Views node.

    • In the Results Per Page box, type the number of matches that can display in a single Search Results page. The default is 10 matches per page.

    • In the Sentences In Summary box, type the number of sentences that you want to be displayed as a description for each result. The sentences displayed are from the content item that contains the search term. The default is three sentences.

    • In the Highest Result Page box, type the maximum number of pages that display the results of a query. The default is 1000 pages.

    • From the Default Results View drop-down list, select whether search results should be sorted by relevance or date modified. The default setting is to sort the results based on relevance.

    • Select the Display Discovered Definition check box if you want Microsoft Search Server 2008 to identify phrases that look like definitions and to display these at the top of the search results page. A discovered definition is labeled as What people are saying about: search query terms. This check box is selected by default.

  4. Expand the Results Query Options node.

    • Select the Remove Duplicate Results check box if you want duplicate results of the search hidden. This check box is selected, by default.

    • Select the Enable Search Term Stemming check box if you want a stemmer to generate and then add inflectional forms of query terms to the query. Stemmers are language-specific components. The language of the stemmer is determined by the language of the Web browser. For languages that do not support stemming, selecting this check box does not affect the query. The default setting of this option depends on the language.

    • Select the Permit Noise Word Queries check box if you want to allow queries that consist only of noise words. Noise words are determined by language-specific noise word files. If this check box is cleared, noise word queries return no results. By default, this check box is selected.

    • The Selected Columns box contains XML that defines what metadata categories are displayed as part of the search results.

    • From the Cross-Web Part Query ID drop-down list, select query ID that is used to pass data between the Core Results Web Part and other Web Parts that are on the Search Results page. The query ID is, by default, User Query, which means that data generated by users’ queries is passed to all other Web Parts that have User Query configured as the value of the Cross-Web Part Query ID property. You must change this value if you configure a fixed keyword query. For information about how to create a fixed keyword query, see the next step in this procedure.

  5. Expand the Fixed Keyword Query node.

    NoteNote:

    If you configure a fixed keyword query, you must change the default Cross-Web Part Query ID setting in the Results Query Options node of this Web Part from the default setting of User Query to another query ID on the list, such as Query 2. If you do not change this value, the filter in the Fixed Keyword Query setting is not added to the search query.

    • In the Fixed Keyword Query box, type the keywords or property value that you want to add to all queries. By default, this box contains no text.

    • In the More Results Link Text Label box, type the text that is displayed as a link for users to select if they want to view more results. A fixed query displays only a specified number of results. Users who want to view more results must select this link.

    • In the More Results Link Target Results URL box, type the URL of the page that will display more results of the fixed query. By default, this box contains no text.

  6. In the tool pane, expand the Miscellaneous node.

    • In the Scope box, type the name of the default scope for a query. This value determines the scope used for a query if the user does not or cannot choose a scope from the Scopes drop-down list on the Search page. By default, this box is blank, which means no scopes are applied to queries.

    • Select the Show Messages check box if you want to display error messages in this Web Part. By default, this check box is selected.

    • Select the Show Search Results check box if you want to display search results in this Web Part. By default, this check box is selected. You can clear this check box if you want the search results passed to and displayed in other Web Parts, but not in the Search Core Results Web Part. Only Web Parts that have the same value in the Cross-Web Part Query ID setting, in the Results Query Options section, can receive these search results.

    • Select the Show Action Links check box if you want to include the Action Links in the Search Core Results Web Part. You can also display Action Links by adding the Action Links Web Part to the Search Results page.

    • Select the Display “Relevance” View Option check box if you want to allow users to sort the search results by relevance. By default, this check box is selected.

    • Select the Display “Modified Date” View Option check box if you want to allow users to sort the search results by date last modified. By default, this check box is selected.

    • Select the Display “Alert Me” Option check box if you want to display an Alert Me link. By default, this check box is selected.

    • Select the Display “RSS” Link check box if you want to display an RSS link. By default, this check box is selected.

    • In the Sample Data box, type an XML string that includes the kind of data returned in search results.

    • In the XSL Link box, type the URL of an Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) file that contains custom XSL for this Web Part. If you configure this setting, the Sample Data property value is ignored. By default, this box contains no text.

    • Select the Enable Data View Caching check box if you want Search Server 2008 to cache search results. By default, this check box is selected.

    • In the Data View Caching Time-out (Seconds) box, type the number of seconds that you want search results to remain in the cache. The default setting is 86400 seconds, which is 24 hours.

    • Select the Send First Row To Connected Web Parts When Page Loads check box if you want the Search Core Results Web Part to send the row that contains the highest rated match to other Web Parts when the Search Results page loads. By default, this check box is selected.

  7. In the tool pane, expand the Data View Properties section, click XSL Editor button to open a window that displays the XSL that controls how the search results are displayed. You can edit the XSL in this window.

  8. After making the changes that you want to the property values, click OK to close the tool pane.

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