I just created the site search module where I need to get all the pages that the user is looking for.

I'm able to get the item name when content matches the search term, But also I need the content field value for the description field.

I'm getting null value when I get that field, it is not stored ?

         var searchResults = context.GetQueryable<SearchResultItem>()
                           .Where(x => (x.Content.Contains(searchkey) || x.Name.Contains(searchkey)) && x.Path.Contains(pathToBeSearch))
                           .Where(x => x.Language == ConfigurationItem.Language.Name)
                           .Where(x => !excludeTempltes.Contains(x.TemplateName))
                           .GetResults().Hits.Select(h => h.Document).ToArray();

                            foreach (SearchResultItem item in searchResults)
                              searchdata.Page_Title = item.Name;
                              searchdata.Page_Description = item.Content;

1 Answer 1


_content field is not stored. It contains a lot of data from many Sitecore text fields (and media items content if it's extracted). You don't want to keep all of that inside Solr.

You can search using _content field like you do in your code:

.Where(x => (x.Content.Contains(searchkey) ...

but you should NOT try to get its value from the index like

var content = searchResultsItem.Content;

Instead get the value from the field of your search result item which stores description only, or use some other fields as a fallback. Or even get the item from Sitecore API and get what you need from the original item.

  • Thanks, looks cool. I will use Sitecore API to get the meta description value from that item.
    – Rajasekar
    Mar 31, 2020 at 6:57

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