Our customer is creating a large body of new bucketed content (using a new template) below a parent item (which is also new). In order to publish all this at once, they're leaving the parent unpublished until they're ready to reveal all of this. In the meantime, they'd like to be able to run the default bucket query on the the parent in the Content Editor to view all the new children, but when we try to do this only the parent item is returned. Is this a consequence of parent not being published, or have we missed some necessary action or setting? (May be worth noting: we've compared settings with other parents and templates - which search successfully - in the same part of the content and found nothing obvious.)
Update I may have just blundered into the problem: the index definition updates for the new content type are part of a code update which hasn't been deployed to the subject environment yet. I'll have to take direction about whether to deploy the index definition updates ahead of the rest of the code or not.