Search Suggestions

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconWhen you search in Google you normally get suggestions, as the search engine tries to guess what you are looking for. In SharePoint there is no such option by default, but you can add your own search terms to be suggested. It can be product names or other terms that are often used and searched within the organization.

In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO and Systems Designer of Business Solutions, shows how to add a list of terms to the SharePoint Search. He does that from the SharePoint admin settings >search >Query Suggestion Settings.

Upload terms to the Query Suggestions

  1. Open the SharePoint Admin center and click on the 'search' link in the left panel.
  2. Click on 'Query Suggestion Settings' in the right panel.
  3. Click on the link 'Import from text file'.
  4. Browse to the text file you want to upload. and click OK.
  5. Save the settings.
There is a certain delay before the suggestions are shown, so don't try the search immediately after upload of the text file.

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