When configuring a SEARCH RESULTS page, you can include any of your own custom columns as ‘refiners’. These show on the side of the results, allowing users to filter down the results.
When you choose a field as a refiner, the data shown will depend on the type of the field. Eg. TEXT fields, will just show as the item values
When using a DATE field – for some reason, there’s a nasty symptom that doesn’t show the values correctly !
This symptom was also highlighted and blogged by Simon Doy.
WHY ? The field is showing as 2,012 and 2,013 ??
My refiner is doing the same thing – compared to the Out Of The Box Created field :
I’m happy to report that there’s a very simple fix – and it’s related to the NAME of the managed property you create.
In my example :
- DON’T name the property as “STaRCreatedDateTime”
- Instead – it should be “STaRCreatedDateTimeOWSDATE”
Thanks to SIMON for the tips and investigation – his blog goes into a lot of depth, with a custom refiner to change the look/feel.
It was this tip that saved the day :
Thanks Eman ! (Credit where credit is due)