How search works in a few words
In case you’re not so familiar with how search works, here’s a high level representation that might be useful for this series.
- Content is stored in lists and libraries. Site columns are used to store values, or in other words information, about each item in a list or library.
- When lists and libraries are crawled, site columns and the site column values are added to the search index.
- In the search index, site columns are “transformed” into managed properties. Site column values are “transformed” into managed property values
- On a search page, a user enters a query in a Search Box Web Part. The query is sent to the search index.
- Search results are sent from the search index to a search results page, and displayed in a Search Results Web Part. The Search Results Web Part uses display templates that specify which managed property values should be displayed.
- Introduction – How search results are displayed in SP 2013
- How to map network drive to display templates
- Understand site column and managed property
- Understanding display templates file
- How to create a new display template
- How to create a new result type