In this video, the topic of discussion is Crawled and Managed Properties in SharePoint Online. The primary focus is on understanding how metadata columns created in SharePoint are translated into these properties.
Crawled Properties: These are properties that originate from the content and its metadata in SharePoint. They are discovered by the search engine during a crawl.
Managed Properties: Created by administrators or automatically by SharePoint, these properties can be custom mapped to one or more crawled properties and used for search queries or refiners.
As a brief overview, metadata columns you create in SharePoint are translated into Crawled and Managed Properties.
Diving Deeper into SharePoint Properties
In SharePoint Online, the use of Crawled and Managed Properties allows for efficient and refined searches. By understanding how these properties play a role in your SharePoint environment, you can better leverage their capabilities to improve search experiences for end-users.
Understanding the differences between Crawled and Managed Properties in SharePoint Online is key to getting the most out of the platform. Crawled Properties are metadata columns that are automatically created by the search engine. They are often referred to as "hidden" columns, since they are not visible on the SharePoint interface. Managed Properties, on the other hand, are created by the user and can be seen on the SharePoint interface. Crawled Properties are used by the search engine to index content, while Managed Properties can be used to filter and sort search results. It is important to note that Crawled Properties cannot be edited or deleted, while Managed Properties can be modified or deleted. Additionally, Crawled Properties are often more powerful than Managed Properties due to the amount of information they can provide.
SharePoint Online, Crawled Properties, Managed Properties, Metadata Columns, Search Indexing