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Filter out documents from search based on metadata value

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I currently have a document library that contains over 1,800 records in it. Each document has a metadata column called "Archived" associated with it. This property can either be True or False. Currently, every document in the document library gets indexed by the Search Engine Crawling service. I would like to filter out the documents that have the archived property set to True, so that they don't appear in the search result. Is there a way to create a crawl rule that would be specific to a particular Document Library, and that could filter documents out based on metadata?


My alternative is to create and event handler that would move the document out into another document library that won't get indexed whenever the property gets set to true. However, I would prefer to use a cleaner out-of-the-box way to achieve this. Anybody knows if it is feasible?



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