Azure Search

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers to incorporate a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain or manage any infrastructure

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  1. Support for crawling HTML/websites

    Enable Azure Search to crawl a local HTML website

    274 votes
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  2. 264 votes
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  3. Indexer for Azure File shares

    Index Azure File shares similar to blobs

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  4. 86 votes
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  5. Add support for using Azure Data Lake with blob indexer or new indexer

    Customer would want to use ADL as a centralized store and then use various services like Azure Search, HDInsight on top of the same document store

    83 votes
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  6. 56 votes
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  7. Run multiple Indexers at once

    We have many indexes with matching indexers that scan SQL Server tables to import/update data.

    I found that during the initial import of a new large index (millions of records, taking several hours), none of the other indexers on the same service are run at all. This means that just by adding a new index, all other indexes will become stale until the large index is finished!

    Please add the ability for multiple indexers to run simultaneously.

    42 votes
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  8. Please provide support for MySQL database for pushing data to the index from azure portal

    Please provide support for MySQL database for pushing data to the index from azure portal

    39 votes
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  9. Support picking existing index when creating an indexer in Azure Portal

    Today is only possible to create an indexer if you follow the entire process through import data workflow:

    -Select the data Source
    -Add Cognitive skills (optional)
    -Create an Index
    -Create an Indexer

    However, there are times we want to set a different schedule for an indexer or create a new one, without recreating the index.

    38 votes
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  10. Increase Blob Indexer file size limits

    The "Blob indexer: maximum characters of content extracted from a blob" limit seems rather restrictive, 32K for free, 64K for standard and 4MB for everything else. Plus when this limit is reached all you see in the azure portal is

    [{ "key": null, "message": "Truncated extracted text to 32768 characters." }]

    It'd be useful to know which documents are affected.

    31 votes
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  11. Add an API for Text extraction from a file (or string/stream with file content)

    Indexer https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/search-howto-indexing-azure-blob-storage/ does extraction of text from a file (document).
    Instead of using azure blob (extra implementation and usage charge) and delay with processing a document from there, client will have possibility to extract text from document and do mergeOrUpload content.

    We know when file content was changed (or a new file created) and would like to handle that our self.

    30 votes
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  12. Enable indexing of gzip compressed blobs

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46245505/indexing-gzipped-blobs-in-azure-search

    I am trying to setup Azure Search over Azure Blob. The json blobs are compressed using gzip.

    When I try to index the blobs as-is, I get the exception :

    "Error detecting index schema from data source: "Error processing blob https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer/urlencodedname with content type ''. Status:UnsupportedMediaType, error:""

    Looks like Azure Search blob indexer does support indexing ZIP archives (application/zip MIME type), but not gzip-compressed files.

    28 votes
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  13. Indexer (crawler) for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB

    Add an indexer/crawler for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB

    26 votes
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  14. allow indexers to call DocumentDB stored procedures

    We have difficulty in transferring documents where we require multiple maps of our data into the flat search index. There is a limit of two user defined functions (which we use to do this) and there doesn't appear to be a way to call a stored procedure through the query language. Having the search indexers support DocumentDB stored procedures gives us far more power and flexibility to map the data correctly. At the moment we have had to revert back to writing our own code to do this.

    26 votes
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  15. Support for Postgresql for using indexers

    Please provide support for ingesting data from PostgreSQL, similar to the existing support for Azure SQL Database.

    25 votes
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  16. Add support to Blob indexer for OpenOffice formats

    Enable searching of OpenOffice documents stored in Azure Blob storage by adding support for indexing OpenOffice formats such as .odt, .ott, .oth, .odm, .ods, .ots, .odp, .odg, and .otp.

    18 votes
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  17. Table Storage Indexing of multiple tables at scale

    I believe that a good pattern for Azure Table Storage is to enable fast deletes by simply dropping tables. I've implemented a multi-tenant model for my data using a table per tenant, and would like to aggregate search data across tables.

    The current recommendation is to create an indexer per table. This means the number of tenants I support (which I'm hoping to be in the thousands) is limited to the number of indexers I can create, which is a very low number.

    The latest table storage SDK has methods to asynchronously list tables in a segmented fashion using continuation…

    14 votes
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  18. Provide field mapping function to inject a constant value into the index

    I'm creating an index which is importing data from a SQL Server Database. I would like to add a field to the index whose value is just "OK" for every document. This field does not exist in the database and we do not want to add it there.
    Is it possible to add a hard-coded field to an Azure Search index which auto-populates with the given string (in this case, "OK") for all documents that get imported?

    14 votes
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  19. Add xpath syntax to promote out interesting values from source [XML] documents to predefined index fields

    I have lots of structured blobs (XML, JSON), I would like a mechanism to promote/extract a given field so it can be present in a specified index field rather than just rely on text in the content field? Or must I still run an external process to parse and write these promoted values instead of using built-in Azure Search features and the Data Source / Import process?

    13 votes
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  20. SQL Server integrated change detection for VIEWS

    Currently, only tables can use SQL Server integrated change detection, for automatically detect if rows are changed or deleted.

    For views, this is manually coded.

    Please, add support to it.

    THANKS

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    Text removed from https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/search-howto-connecting-azure-sql-database-to-azure-search-using-indexers-2015-02-28/

    If the data is scattered across multiple tables, you can create a view and use that view with the indexer. However, be aware that if you use a view, you won’t be able to use SQL Server integrated change detection. See this section for more details.

    13 votes
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