Part 2 of 2
In this blog, the second of a two-part series, I hope to provide you with the tools to temporarily make available all of the properties found when crawling items in SharePoint 2013. In Part 1, I introduced a function to export to CSV all of the data in all of the Managed Properties for a given search. The goal was to maximize the value of your Index by discovering all that it has to offer.
At the end of the previous blog, I mentioned that there’s potentially much more out there that you can take advantage of. The crawler sees all of the various properties defined on the objects it comes across, and it creates Crawled Properties out of them. But these aren’t made available to the user through the Index until they are promoted to Managed Properties. Only a subset (roughly 20% out of the box) of Crawled Properties are made into (technically, mapped to) Managed Properties. But how do you know what else is out there? What are you missing out on? Perhaps there’s some really useful, juicy morsel which can make a refiner that’ll blow your users’ socks off.