Microsoft Search KQL question

MVP

I want to create a custom search vertical in Microsoft Search that returns People results only. I have created a new Search Vertical and added the following KQL in the Query option but it doesn't return any results. 

 

({searchTerms})(ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople)

 

Have I got the syntax right or am I missing something else?

 

Any pointers to help solve this would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Steve

 

 

 

2 Replies

@Steve Knutson, your query should work, but you can try modifying it to this:

 

{?{searchTerms} ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople}

 

Have you checked that your result source includes Local People Results?

 

https://27sb3h-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/searchadmin/ManageResultSources.aspx?level=tenant

 

 

 

@Maggan_W thank you, I think that helps answer my question.

 

Microsoft Search doesn't allow you to select a specific result source when creating a custom search vertical. The "SharePoint" option doesn't include people results, which is why I get nothing back when I use the KQL query.

 

I've gone with plan-b and used PnP Search with some filtering to exclude guest users. That does the trick for now.