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Add an item count to the SharePoint 2010 refinement panel

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

In the SharePoint 2010 search results page there is a new webpart called the refinement panel.

This webpart displays facets, or refinements to the SharePoint 2010 search results based on categories that you can configure.

One common request in SharePoint 2007 was to add faceted search results with a count of items that belong to each facet.
Since faceted search results were not included in MOSS 2007 a common solution was to use a set of webparts available from CodePlex. http://facetedsearch.codeplex.com/

In SharePoint 2010 the faceted search is available right on the search results page.
However, one thing that is not visible, without some additional steps, is the count of items in each facet.

The goal:

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The first step is to edit the Faceted Search webpart, then add a line to the Filter Category Definition XML in the Refinement Panel webpart.

A tutorial of what the Filter Category Definition XML can do and how to extend the categories.

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Add  ShowCounts="Count" to each category you wish to include the count of results for.

In this example I added the ShowCounts=”Count” to the Category where the Title=”Site”.

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The inclusion of counts is determined by the XSL of the Refinement Panel webpart.
The XSL parameter $ShowCounts looks for the value of ShowCounts=”Count” in the category XML.

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Since the Refinement Panel webpart is rendered using XSL you have many opportunities for design and customization to meet your branding needs.

Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 interactive presentation

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

This presentation will help you go through the initial design steps to determine a basic design for a Microsoft SharePoint  Server 2010 search architecture. Each successive step will help you refine the initial design by identifying key design drivers, starting with business requirements and metrics. You can use the outputs of each step to inform the next set of questions. After going through each step in this presentation, you will be able to map business requirements and key performance metrics to a baseline search architecture.

1. Identify corpus volume and key performance metrics

2. Map key metrics to logical topology and search components

3. Map logical topology to a physical architecture design

4. Stage, test, and iterate

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Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 interactive presentation

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Search in SharePoint Server 2010 is re-architected with new components to create greater redundancy within a single farm and to allow scalability both horizontally and vertically.

In this presentation you will see:

Physical and logical components
Scale-out decision points

Example scaled-out architectures

  • Limited deployments
  • Small farm architecture
  • Medium shared architecture
  • Medium dedicated search architecture
  • Virtualized topologies
  • Large dedicated search farm

  

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