Cannot select search scope


Cannot select a scope to user for search.


Boxout6 wrote Nov 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Make sure that you have the appropriate provider selected. Are you searching FAST or Sharepoint and what do you have as your selection in the tool?

Boxout6 wrote Nov 21, 2011 at 6:08 PM


Just as a reminder, FQL does not support scopes which is why the scopes are grayed out when FAST is a provider.

Per the MSDN article above:
You can use the special full-text index scope filter syntax only when you define search scope filters. It is not valid FQL syntax.

Hope that answers your question.

conncampbell wrote Nov 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM

I am using FAST. I do believe scopes will work with fast, but not in the same way as SharePoint search. I believe FAST limits the results to those in the scope, at query time. The big problem is that I cannot test these scopes (stemming is not used) other than through code or the UI. I was hoping to use this tool to diagnose a scope problem.

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 6:53 AM

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM