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Description and Keywords in Picture library not indexed? No search results

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I have a picture library with images that have Description and Keywords (default columns) but when I search for any of those words I get no results. I do get results when searching for the file name.

I have also tried changing the Advances settings and reindex the library but no luck

 

EDIT: I have just noticed that the Description and Keywords Managed Properties in the Search schema are not set to "Searchable" and the option is greyed out

I do not want to use Enterprise Keywords as that  will create thousands of terms in the Term Store

 

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Hi,
The columns keywords and description are not "Searchable" by default.
This means you need to set the name of the column first.
Try something like this:

keywords: <value to search>

If you don't want to put the column property in the search box, you should go to the search shema, and set the column Managed Property has searchable.
If you need help with this, let me know :)

 

If you like to use a diferent layout to show description and keywords in the library check this link: https://devscopeninjas.azurewebsites.net/2019/12/19/tiles-view-formatting-thumbnail-along-with-descr...

 

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Best Response confirmed by mikkele (Contributor)
Solution

I went down the route of creating a new Managed Property mapped to the same ows_keyword crawled property (because Keyword managed property cannot be set to Searchable), but it seems now to work without that, maybe it was crawl waiting time thing.

 

Interestingly the Search box position seems to have changed and moved to the top, and return results from the library only

 

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