SharePoint 2010 Search: Property Restriction in Keyword Queries

The new version of SharePoint offers more capabilities in the keyword syntax to enhance the search experience. While in the previous version you had to resort to FullText SQL queries, a lot of things can now be accomplished with keyword syntax.

For instance if you would like to filter on a date, you could use the following query:


The actual format of the date depends on your regional settings (I’m using Dutch (nl-NL) in this case).

To search within a range of dates you can use the following query syntax:


To exclude items you could use the following syntax:


More info from MSDN about keyword syntax kan be found here: