Support full-text indexing
Our application is heavily dependent on it. So this is a blocker right now.
Title says it all
For any application search functionality is minimum and a must have feature. I would like to see this feature on the urgent basis. Please, please include Full-Text search in SQL Azure.
When will FREETEXT Searching be available in SQL Azure?
Free text search is something that we are working on, although not in the near term horizon.
Paul Allen commented
I added my feedback onto this nearly 3 years ago. Still there is no Full Text Search support. My solution? I've moved everything to AWS that DOES support Full Text Search with RDS.
Lajos Marton commented
@Ian, yes for a lot of extra money, when this feature is in MS SQL for free...
Ian Chivers commented
Microsoft have made Azure Search generally available today, You can point Azure Search at your AzureSQL database and it will index it without you having to write code.
Absolutely vital that SQL Azure supports full text services. I'm not going to re-engineer a perfectly working product with Lucene or cook something up just to move it into Azure...
Gary Zhang @primeobjects.com commented
I'm working on an agile knowledge management solution on primeobjects.com. FullTestSearch and Semantic search are two mandatory features. I knew Azure database does not support fulltestsearch 2 years ago however it is still not supported (it is 2015 now!). I created a Azure database just now and I have to delete it.
Microsoft, you offer NopCommerce from the gallery, yet you don't support FULLTEXT which it uses for searching products. C'mon.
I am using Azure mobile services with server scripts(node.js) backend. How can I use lucene.net or azure search for that? Is it an alternative for Full Text Search?
Ryan Cole commented
As Gautam Jain asked - is Azure Search what we should be using, instead of SQL Server's full-text search?
Gautam Jain commented
Today Microsoft launched Azure Search - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/search/
Still not clear. Is this is answer to our full-text demand?
Gautam Jain commented
Microsoft, is someone really listening to our full-text search request for Azure?
ridiculous for MS not to support FTS in SQL Azure. I tried today at 15/08/2014, still not supported... shame on you MS
Heh. "Not in the near term horizon..."
You know, for a company that has supposedly placed massive bets on the cloud, MS certainly seems to do a great job ignoring customer feedback.
What is the latest on a Full Text Index?
Any ETA? Anyone watching this? ...Bueller? ......Bueller?
Steve Cole commented
Can we at least have an update please? Is it now in the near term horizon, or is it even still planned at all?
Where is it?
2014 year on ... still nothing ...
This idea was submitted 5 years ago, and surprisingly it hasn't been implemented yet. Way to go Microsoft.
Any update on this???
Seriously, this was planned two years ago? Can we get an update on this? Please add FTS functionality to SQL Azure. I cannot think of an app that doesn't have to search text.
David Lean commented
+1 on Deployment Blocker.
With this feature our whole solution could be moved to Azure. Without, it stays On-Prem.