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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Sets the properties of a metadata crawled property.

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty -Identity <CrawledPropertyPipeBind> -IsMappedToContents <$true | $false> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]


$searchapp = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
$crawlprop = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty -SearchApplication $searchapp -Name MyCrawlProp

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty -Identity $crawlprop -IsMappedToContent $true

This example sets the IsMappedToContent parameter of the crawled property MyCrawlProp to false (see the example for the New-SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty command) for the default search service application.

This cmdlet updates properties of a crawled property when the search functionality is configured for the first time and after any new crawled property is added to create the rules for the crawled property. SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty represents a crawled property in the enterprise search metadata property schema.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the crawled property to update.

The type must be an instance of a valid CrawledProperty object.




Specifies that the crawled property is mapped to managed properties. Specify true to map a crawled property to a managed property.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.




Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters




Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

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