The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service
You searched by entering search criteria in the Search in all columns for box. When you click the Search button, you see the error shown.
This error is because the out-of-the-box Search Service in your SharePoint farm hasn’t been configured yet. If you try the same search using the out-of-the-box SharePoint Search, you will see a similar error message.
Because the Search in all columns for features uses the SharePoint Search, it will not work properly if the SharePoint Search is not configured.
A Configured Field Does Not Appear in my Custom UI
When creating a custom UI you added several columns to the layout. All but one appear. Why doesn’t the last one appear?
Make sure that you have selected the columns you would like to display in the Search Criteria Configuration page.
By default, only the selected columns will appear in the Field Control list in the HTML Editor (shown here).
However, it is possible to edit the HTML and add columns that may not be on the list. If an extra column is added to the layout and it is not in the Search Configuration, it will not appear on the custom search criteria layout.
My Search says No Records to Display but I know there are records
You configured your List Search Simple to search in all columns. The end user entered search criteria he/she knows should return results, but the search reports No records to display.
The Search in all columns for feature uses the SharePoint Search. Since you don’t see an error, we know the Search Service is configured. If you searched for the same terms using the SharePoint Search, we expect that you would not find results there either. The lack of results could be due to:
- The list you are searching isn’t indexed. Check the Advanced Settings page for the list to ensure that items from the list are allowed to appear in search results.
- The list you are searching is configured to allow items from this list to appear in search results, but the crawl/index hasn’t run successfully in awhile. Check the status of the search index/crawl process to ensure it is working as expected.