While working on a project involving setting up FAST Search Server 2010 for Sharepoint, I ran into trouble setting up a custom date refiner. I was hoping to see refiner values that said things like ‘Last 30 Days’, ‘Last 60 Days’, and ‘Earlier’, but instead I saw this, which is the date ranges for the last 30 days, last 60 days, etc.
This is a problem, because it’s much harder to quickly grasp what the different groups are. Which is easier, to understand ‘Last 30 days’ or ‘From 2012-08-12 to 2012-09-12’? Considering that most of the date range is not visible, this makes it even harder to consume. I wanted to fix this.