#Office365Challenge – Sometimes it’s necessary to exclude a library or list from search results. Why? Here’s an example: You have a list with references and responsibilities for policies and procedures. This list is being used as a lookup for libraries / workflows. So even though users have read access to it, you don’t want it returned in the search results every time someone searches the word “Policy”.

Day: 15 of 365, 350 left
Tools: SharePoint Online; SharePoint 2013
Description: How to exclude items from appearing in search results

Every library or lists have their own settings. Navigate to the Library or List Tab (1), then click on Library or List Settings (2). Go to Advanced Settings (3), here you’ll see “Allow items from this document library to appear in search results?” under “Search” (4). Set this to “No”.

Allow items in search

And that’s all there is to it.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but to the overall Microsoft Office Suite as well as where applicable, SharePoint.