Friday, August 27, 2010

SharePoint 2007 Crawled Property Creation

Just an interesting observation.

In the SharePoint 2007 farm, if there are more than one list columns with the same name, for example, "Report Name", not in the same list, of course, SharePoint creates only one crawled property for all those columns with the exact same name, and the crawled property is named as "ows_Report_x0020_Name".

Here is how I did the test.
  1. Create a list named abc with a column "Report Name", fill in some dummy value
  2. Do an incremental index
  3. In SSP, there is a new crawled property named "ows_Report_x0020_Name" created
  4. Create another list named xyz with a column "Report Name", fill in some dummy value
  5. Do an incremental index
  6. In SSP, there is still only one crawled property named "ows_Report_x0020_Name", there is nothing else similiar to "ows_Report_x0020_Name"