Using SharePoint Keyword Query to Search Across Site Collections

Quick and easy way to search for an item across site collections. I would suggest using one of the Keyword query tools to fine tune your queries. Also note that SharePoint will limit your search results to 10,000 items, but you can page your results and cycle through them. In the example below, I’m searching across all the site collections off of the /sites/ managed path. With the returned dataset, I’m looping through the rows getting the SPFile of each row.

$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite "https://example.site.com"

$keywordQuery = New-Object Microsoft.office.Server.Search.Query.KeywordQuery $site

$queryText = "SomeField:Taco AND Path:https://example.site.com/sites/*"
$keywordQuery.QueryText = $queryText
$keywordQuery.TrimDuplicates = $false
$searchExec = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SearchExecutor
$searchResults = $searchExec.ExecuteQuery($keywordQuery)

$dTable = $searchResults.Table[000].Table.Rows

foreach($row in $searchResults.Table[000].Table.Rows)
{
      $web = Get-SPWeb $row.SPWebUrl
      $file = $web.GetFile($row.Path)
      Write-Host $file.ServerRelativeUrl
}

Use PowerShell to Query The SharePoint Search Index

Needed to write a script to validate that the SharePoint crawler was picking up all items in a library.
One of my document libraries had over a 100,000 document, and I needed to make sure all of them were being indexed.
Document library can support millions of documents, IF you use a good foldering structure.

function GetSearchIndex ($site, $file)
	{
		$fOutPut = $null
		$kq = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.KeywordQuery($site)
		
		$kq.ResultTypes= [Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.ResultType]::RelevantResults
		$kq.QueryText = $file
		$kq.HiddenConstraints = 'scope:"All Sites"'
		$kq.RowLimit = 10
		$res = $kq.Execute()
		
		$table = new-object System.Data.DataTable
		$table.Load($res[$kq.ResultTypes],[System.Data.LoadOption]::OverwriteChanges)
		
		if($table.Rows.Count -eq 0)
		{
			$fOut = "Failed"
		}
		else
		{
			$fOut = "Passed"
		}
		return $fOut
	}

$file = "c:\indexCheck.txt"
$cfcSite = Get-SPWeb "http://SOMEsite.sharepointed.com/sites/test"
$nv = $cfcSite.Lists["bigLibrary"]

$spQuery = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQuery 
$spQuery.ViewAttributes = "Scope='Recursive'"
$spQuery.RowLimit = 2000 
$caml = '<OrderBy Override="TRUE"><FieldRef Name="ID"/></OrderBy>' 
$spQuery.Query = $caml 

do
{
    $listItems = $nv.GetItems($spQuery)
    $spQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition = $listItems.ListItemCollectionPosition
    foreach($item in $listItems)
    {
        $sResult = GetSearchIndex "http://test.sharepointed.com" $item.Name
		
		if($sResult -eq "Failed")
		{
			$item.Name | Out-File $file -Append			
		}
    }
}
while ($spQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition -ne $null)

Query the list/library in batches of 2,000.
Looping through the returned items.
Call function to see if the item is in the index (query SharePoint).
From the function, return a value of Passed or Failed.
If Failed is true, log it to a text file on the C:\ drive.