I've upgraded my solution from sitecore 8.1 Update 1 to Sitecore 8.2 initial release. After finishing the upgrade, and configuration changes, I opened the launchpad to rebuild Quick Search Index, I couldn't find this option in the launchpad under the database section.

Any idea what might be the issue?

This step is mentioned in Post-Upgrade steps in section 1.3.4 of Sitecore 8.2 Upgrade Guide.

Quick Search Index


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The system index from <search> node was marked Obsolete in config (SC8.1.3) and completely removed in Sitecore 8.2 Initial Release.

  <!-- Obsolete: the API that uses this section is obsolete. Please, use Sitecore.ContentSearch to configure your indexes. -->
  <configuration type="Sitecore.Search.SearchConfiguration, Sitecore.Kernel" singleInstance="true">
    <indexes hint="list:AddIndex">
      <index id="system" type="Sitecore.Search.Index, Sitecore.Kernel">

This index relates to the "Quick Search Index" and it has therefore also been removed from Control Panel > Database > Rebuild search indexes and from Sitecore.config.

See this previous question if you want to find details on the difference between the indexes.


Following the clarification in the question from @HarshBaid, the documentation for the upgrade guide is incorrect and as @Gatogordo's comment points out it is registered as a bug. You should still rebuild the indexes for the Master and Core databases from Control Panel > Indexing > Indexing Manager.

  • So is it correct for this option to be removed and no longer be there in sitecore 8.2?
    – joanelaydi
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:10
  • Yes, it is correct and to be expected.
    – jammykam
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:13
  • It seems there is some misunderstand about Quick Search Index here. I have updated the OP's question with section info and screenshot. [my edit is in queue at the moment]
    – Harsh Baid
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:26
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    The "quick search index" was removed as @jammykam says here. It is registered as a "bug" in the documentation that the rebuild step is still in the upgrade guide.
    – Gatogordo
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:29
  • @HarshBaid No misunderstanding from my side. Like I said in my answer, Control Panel > Database > Rebuild search indexes
    – jammykam
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:31

Search indexes are the old kind of indexes that became obsoleted recently. Sitecore functionality is now using Content Search indexes instead. Hence, you don't see the "Rebuild search indexes" option in the Control Panel anymore. Indexing -> Indexing Manager is the application that should be used to rebuild all indexes.

The Quick search index was the old Search index used by the search box at the bottom of Sitecore Desktop (a.k.a. "Quick Search"). In Sitecore 8.2, this feature uses the following Content Search indexes instead:

  • sitecore_core_index
  • sitecore_master_index
  • sitecore_web_index

You can rebuild these indexes using the Indexing Manager found in the Control Panel.

As a conclusion, the Sitecore 8.2 Upgrade Guide is incorrect, as it includes an old step that you don't need to perform anymore.

  • It seems there is some misunderstand about Quick Search Index here. I have updated the OP's question with section info and screenshot. [my edit is in queue at the moment]
    – Harsh Baid
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:27
  • @HarshBaid Why do you think I misunderstood the question? Doesn't my answer provide the solution to the problem? :) Dec 7, 2016 at 13:12
  • I think its misunderstanding here because I saw the Upgrade Guide PDF of 8.2 version and there it has been mentioned to rebuild Quick Search Index so your answer is not saying anything about Quick Search Index part which OP has asked.
    – Harsh Baid
    Dec 7, 2016 at 17:34
  • @HarshBaid Yes, because in Sitecore 8.2 the Quick Search feature uses the indexes I listed. Dec 7, 2016 at 18:55
  • @HarshBaid I've updated my answer. Hopefully, it makes it clearer now. Dec 8, 2016 at 8:05

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