Looking for an easy way of ensuring newly created site columns have a metadata property in the default search service application?
Luckily, there’s a setting for this, although it isn’t that easy to find, unless you know it’s there.
Before showing you how to enable this, it’s important to point out a couple of important requirements for this to work.
- The site column you want a metadata property automatically created for must be used by an item\document and contain data in at least one instance. Failing to do this will mean the SharePoint indexer will not pick up the new column or add it to the crawled property list for the Search application.
- The column must not have a crawled property defined for it, I’ll show you where you can check this next.
In your Central Administration site, navigate to the search service application’s management page.