To include custom properties in a search form, you must do the following:
1. Establish the desired metadata columns as managed properties in SharePoint (see “Establishing Custom Properties in SharePoint”).
2. Configure the managed properties as searchable properties for Ontolica (see “The Searchable Properties Page”).
3. Configure the Searchable Properties setting for each relevant Ontolica Search Dialog Web Part as follows:
o To show all available properties, set the Web Part to show custom properties from all result-property groups.
o To show properties from a minority of available groups, configure the Web Part with a list of result-property groups to show (properties from unnamed groups will not be shown).
o To show properties from a majority of available groups, configure the Web Part with a list of result-property groups not to show (properties from all unnamed groups will be shown).
See “Ontolica Search Dialog Web Part” for details about how to make these settings.