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Windows SharePoint Services Search URL Syntax

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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You can execute search queries against the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search by encoding your query in a URL and posting it to the search page.

The following table describes the URL search parameters that you can use with Search.

URL Parameter




Specifies the keywords. You can only specify one value for this parameter.



Specifies the result view that is to be used for the query.

This parameter must be either:

relevance - results are sorted by relevance

date - results are sorted by date




Specifies which results page number to show.


If your search results page contains multiple queries, you can specify which query the parameter applies to by appending a number from 1 to 5, indicating the Search Query Results ID, between the parameter and the "=" character in the URL.

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