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Limit Search Results to a Specific Content Source in SharePoint 2016

May 03, 2018    , ,
Requirement:   HR team wants to setup a dedicated search portal to search a confidential file share. If its SharePoint 2010, we would have created a search scope and added rules to include only that specific content source to it. Now from SharePoint 2013 on wards search scopes has been replaced by result sources. So, lets see how to create a result source to limit search results only from a specific content source in SharePoint 2016. Before starting, I've following things configured already: A content source is created to index the specific file share with name "HR FileShare". Full crawl has been completed already. There is a subsite created with "Basic Search center" template to server as a dedicated search center. How to setup Search Result Source to Limit results to a Content Source? Result Sources can be created on three different levels: Search Service Application, Site collection and Site. For our requirement, lets create it at site level. Here
Limit Search Results to a Specific Content Source in SharePoint 2016 Limit Search Results to a Specific Content Source in SharePoint 2016 Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on May 03, 2018 Rating: 5
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