True or Not?
Microsoft's documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 states "Attachments to list items do not appear in search results" in both the site's help form (screen below) and the online documentation. But in my tests I can find documents that are list attachments!
The attachment in my test:
The search results showing the attachment contents:
I've always been able to search for and find attachments, but as I'm working on a little book on SharePoint search I want to make sure I'm right and the documentation is wrong! Will you check this in your installation and post back what you find? Just create a Word document with a unique term, attach it to a list item and wait until your content is indexed. To confirm that the content has been indexed you may want to also upload the same file to a library in the same site and then check search for both copies.
If you post back, please list:
- SharePoint version: 2007, 2010, SharePoint Online (Office 365)
- SharePoint edition:
2007: WSS, MOSS Standard, MOSS Enterprise
2010: Foundation, Server Standard, Server Enterprise
or the Office 365 subscription.
- Service Pack level if you know it, or the version