Posted by: R Manimaran | August 31, 2013

Exclude the SharePoint Field from Crawling

Sometimes we used to create some Site Columns which needs to be used for Programmatic Purpose. When using the SharePoint Search we don’t want the values in such fields to be crawled and resulted in the SharePoint Search.

This can be done by using the Property “ No Crawl”.

Powershell Script to Set the Property

if ((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null)


    Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"


function SetNoCrawlProperty(string $FieldName,Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite $site)


$field = $site.RootWeb.Fields[$FieldName]

if($field -ne $null)


$field.NoCrawl = $true





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