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  • Hi guys,

    We are just in a switch over to Sitefinity so it is all pretty new to me, got to grips with most of it but something that is giving me grief is the search indexing.

    I have a list with items in it working basically as an FAQ. On the same page I have a search box and a results box and as the FAQ list is quite long I wanted to be able to search words and terms in the search box and display links to relevant list items.

    I have created the search index, selected the list, told it the default page the list is on, and added the search box and the results box. When I search it just says 0 results. I thought maybe it was because it was on the same page, so I have tried adding the same search to a blank page and it still says 0 results. For the life of me I cannot get it to search through my list items.

    What am I doing wrong?
  • Palethorpe,

    Even though you have a search index created, did you "re-index" it after you had completed making your changes to the list? Most times, re-indexing will take care of a lot of problems with content not showing up.
  • Hi Palethorpe,

    After you reindexed, did the behavior change? You can troubleshoot the index by going to the App_Data/Sitefinity/Logs folder and deleting the files. After that run a reindex and check the generated file. If there was an issue during the reindex process, the information will be in the file. If there is indeed a problem, please attach the file so we can examine it. 

    Atanas Valchev
    the Telerik team
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