Several people have asked me recently how to focus a search on a content type.
In this post, I will describe the different steps to follow in order to achieve this.
1.Go to your Shared Services Provider Administration page:
2.Click on “Search settings” :
3.Select “Metadata property mappings” :
4.In the Metadata property mappings windows, select the Content type property :
Check the option “Allow this property to be used in scopes” :
5.Define the scope by clicking on the Add rules hyperlink :
6.Make sure Property Query is selected; in the Add property restrictions textbox, select “Content type” and provide the value of the Content type, like “Document” for instance :
7.Go back to… and select the “Start update now” menu option :
8.Go to your portal Administration Settings, select Search scopes :
You scope will be part of a list of unused scopes :
9.Select the Search Dropdown display group and tick the “documents scope” scope; click ok.
10.Go back to your portal, refresh the browser (F5 in IE) and the new display group linked to the new scope will show up.