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SharePoint search – Display Templates

With SharePoint Search anything is possible, you can take a simple list and make displayed as a cool animated and responsive menu somewhere else. In this article, I show you how I created a new Display Template for the SharePoint Search Results.

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SharePoint search – Content Search Web Part

The Content Search Web Part is actually only available for the Enterprise version of SharePoint 2013. The Content Search Web Part is a new web part in SharePoint 2013 that lets you bring together data from across SharePoint into a single view.
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SharePoint Search – FQL

Anyone who likes SharePoint Enterprise Search has to love FAST. As a developer, sooner or later you are going to want to take advantage of the FAST Query Language also known as FQL. This lets you truly leverage the power of FAST and perform very advanced queries. I’ve shown you how to use the KeywordQuery class in the last post. Now we’re going to expand on that to execute FQL queries. It’s actually easier than you might suspect. It all starts with setting the EnableFQL on the KeywordQuery class to true. Of course, you still have to remember how to put the rest of it together first.

In SharePoint 2013 KQL statements are translated to FQL before being executed. If this will hold true forever no one knows, but probably until that part of the search engine is being rewritten at some point – and this is good news as FQL has some tricks up it sleeve compared to the polished KQL counterpart.

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SharePoint Search – KQL

SharePoint 2013 includes two query languages which can be used to formulate your search queries. The Keyword Query Language (KQL) and the FAST Query Language (FQL). KQL is the language you will mostly use when writing search queries, and is aimed at end-users.

FQL has some extended capabilities over KQL, but you will usually solve your queries using KQL.

The basis of KQL is a set of operators and special characters you can use to formulate your queries. The KQL version included in SharePoint 2013 also have some enhancements brought over from FQL.

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