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Change what appears in the Refinement Panel Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

By default, the Refinement Panel Web Part appears on the results.aspx page. When you type a query, the refinement panel shows additional search refinement options that affect what search results appear in the Search Core Results Web Part.You can change the appearance of the refinement panel by editing the properties of the Web Part. For example, you can change the categories that appear in the refinement panel. This article describes how to edit the properties of the Refinement Panel Web Part.

By default, the search results page is located at http://ServerName/SearchCenterLocation/pages/results.aspx. The Search Core Results Web Part must appear on the results.aspx page for the Refinement Panel Web Part to work.

To edit the Refinement Panel Web Part
  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  2. On the Search Results page, click the Site Actions menu, and then click Edit Page. The Search Results page opens in Edit mode.

  3. In the Refinement Panel Web Part, on the Web Part menu, click Edit Web Part.

Use the information in the following table to change how the Refinement Panel Web Part displays search results.

 

To do this Perform these actions

Allow this Web Part and other Web Parts with the same query ID to display results from the same query.

Under Results Query Options, in the Cross-Web Part query ID box, select User query. All other selections do not give results.

Add a caption to the refinement panel

Under Refinement, in the Refinement Panel Caption box, type the text you want displayed as a caption.

Change the categories that display in the refinement panel

Under Refinement, click in the Filter Category Definition box, and then click the Click to use builder button. Change the XML and properties to display the values that you want in the property panel.

For more information, see Refinement Panel XML Schema (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=207855), Category (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=207856), and Refinement Panel Overview (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=207857).

Improve the accuracy of filter results by increasing the number of results included in the calculations

Under Refinement, in the Accuracy Index box, type a number larger than 0. The default is 50 with no upper maximum..

A larger number includes more results to calculate filter values. This may affect how quickly the search page renders.

Change the number of categories to display

Under Refinement, in the Number of Categories to Display box, type a number from 0 to 50. The default is six categories.

Change the number of characters to display in the panel before ellipses are displayed

Under Refinement, in the Number of Characters to Display box, type a number larger than 0. By default, the value is 19 characters in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Search Server 2010, and 20 characters for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

noteNote
When the number of characters exceeds the value that is set, the results are truncated. The truncated result shows N - 2 characters because the ellipses used for truncation count for two characters.

Web Parts share a common set of properties that control their appearance, layout, and advanced characteristics. You change Web Part properties in the tool pane.

noteNote
The common Web Part properties that you see in the tool pane may differ from what is documented in this section for several reasons:
  • Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  • For a specific Web Part, a Web Part developer may have chosen not to display one or more of these common properties or may have chosen to create and display additional properties that are not listed below in the Appearance, Layout, and Advanced sections of the tool pane.

  • Some permission and property settings may disable or hide Web Part properties.

For more information about permission levels, see User permissions and permission levels (SharePoint Server 2010).

Appearance

 

Property Description

Title

Specifies the title of the Web Part that appears in the Web Part title bar.

Height

Specifies the height of the Web Part.

Width

Specifies the width of the Web Part.

Chrome State

Specifies whether the entire Web Part appears on the page when a user opens the page. By default, the chrome state is set to Normal and the entire Web Part appears. Only the title bar appears when the state is set to Minimized.

Chrome Type

Specifies whether the title bar and border of the Web Part frame are displayed.

Layout

 

Property Description

Hidden

Specifies whether the Web Part is visible when a user opens the page. If the check box is selected, the Web Part is visible only when you are designing the page and has the suffix (Hidden) appended to the title.You can hide a Web Part if you want to use it to provide data to another Web Part through a Web Part connection, but you do not want to display the Web Part.

Direction

Specifies the direction of the text in the Web Part content. For example, Arabic is a right-to-left language; English and most other European languages are left-to-right languages. This setting may not be available for all types of Web Parts.

Zone

Specifies the zone on the page where the Web Part is located. Note    Zones on the page are not listed in the list box when you do not have permission to modify the zone.

Zone Index

Specifies the position of the Web Part in a zone when the zone contains more than one Web Part. To specify the order, type a positive integer in the text box. If the Web Parts in the zone are ordered from top to bottom, a value of 1 means that the Web Part appears at the top of the zone. If the Web Parts in the zone are ordered from left to right, a value of 1 means that the Web Part appears on the left of the zone. For example, when you add a Web Part to an empty zone that is ordered from top to bottom, the Zone Index is 0. When you add a second Web Part to the bottom of the zone, its Zone Index is 1. To move the second Web Part to the top of the zone, type 0, and then type 1 for the first Web Part.

noteNote
Each Web Part in the zone must have a unique Zone Index value. Therefore, changing the Zone Index value for the current Web Part can also change the Zone Index value for other Web Parts in the zone.

Advanced

 

Property Description

Allow Minimize

Specifies whether the Web Part can be minimized.

Allow Close

Specifies whether the Web Part can be removed from the page.

Allow Hide

Specifies whether the Web Part can be hidden.

Allow Zone Change

Specifies whether the Web Part can be moved to a different zone.

Allow Connections

Specifies whether the Web Part can participate in connections with other Web Parts.

Allow Editing in Personal View

Specifies whether the Web Part properties can be modified in a personal view.

Export Mode

Specifies the level of data that is permitted to be exported for this Web Part. Depending on your configuration, this setting may not be available.

Title URL

Specifies the URL of a file containing additional information about the Web Part. The file is displayed in a separate browser window when you click the Web Part title.

Description

Specifies the ScreenTip that appears when you rest the mouse pointer on the Web Part title or Web Part icon. The value of this property is used when you search for Web Parts by using the Search command on the Find Web Parts menu of the tool pane.

Help URL

Specifies the location of a file containing Help information about the Web Part. The Help information is displayed in a separate browser window when you click the Help command on the Web Part menu.

Help Mode

Specifies how a browser will display Help content for a Web Part.Select one of the following:Modal Opens a separate browser window, if the browser has this capability. A user must close the window before returning to the Web page.Modeless Opens a separate browser window, if the browser has this capability. A user does not have to close the window before returning to the Web page. This is the default value.Navigate Opens the Web page in the current browser window.

noteNote
Even though custom Microsoft ASP.NET Web Parts support this property, default SharePoint Help topics open only in a separate browser window.

Catalog Icon Image URL

Specifies the location of a file containing an image to be used as the Web Part icon in the Web Part List. The image size must be 16 by 16 pixels.

Title Icon Image URL

Specifies the location of a file containing an image to be used in the Web Part title bar. The image size must be 16 by 16 pixels.

Import Error Message

Specifies a message that appears if there is a problem importing the Web Part.

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