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. 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?

    11 votes
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    • Add support for indexing PDF Custom meta data

      PDF Files allow custom meta data fields. In an archive it is good practice that the meta data is not separated from the document and hence we use the custom fields. We do however want to be able to search our archives don't want to have to write custom extractors to add the meta data to the index

      10 votes
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      • support a mix of JSON and non-JSON blobs in the same data source

        Support a mix of JSON and non-JSON blobs in the same data source

        9 votes
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        • Support for Postgresql for using indexers

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

          8 votes
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          • Ability to identify from what data source the index document was created

            While indexing multiple data sources(azure tables) into same index I'd like to identify what data source produces specific document. This will allow to reference back to the system that can show original document.

            7 votes
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            • 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.

              7 votes
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              • Populate json string in Azure SQL table directly into Azure Search Index such that it is queryable on json attributes

                I have a column in my Azure SQL table that contains json (not array of strings) is there a direct way to populate that into azure search index so that it is queryable (filterable on the json attributes)

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                • Support indexing JSON-LD embedded in HTML documents

                  Support indexing structured data (e.g. schema.org) in HTML documents.

                  6 votes
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                  • index/crawl OneNote with deep links for results

                    Be able to crawl OneNote with deep links for results

                    5 votes
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                    • Support for indexing multi-line JSON files

                      Support for indexing multi-line JSON files (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON_Streaming). Currently blob indexer extracts entire json file as one document.

                      It would be also nice to pair this with the gzip support so that it will be able to index *.json.gz files

                      3 votes
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                      • StorSimple

                        Search over file shares in StorSimple

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                        • Add facial recognition to blob storage file indexer capabilities

                          Based on the facial recognition technology used in Windows Photo Gallery provide indexers with the ability to perform some form of facial recognition.

                          3 votes
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                          • Use Webhooks after running an indexer

                            It would be interesting if an indexer could use Webhooks to notify that it has finished indexing. In this way, for example, we can integrate it with Azure functions and avoid having to poll for the status of an Indexer that I have triggered.
                            I'm working on an application that will create contents and place them in Blob Storage. An indexer will be executed and I would like to execute some searches once the indexing is done. It would be nice if the Indexer could notify a function (via a webhook) that it finished indexing in order to execute those…

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                            • Support field mapping to another index or at least to predefined map/dictionary

                              I have a column with integers(enum) stored in azure table that I'm indexing but I'd like to show in search results human readable values. I have two options:
                              1. Provide a dictionary id -> name in fieldMapping of indexer
                              2. Provide ability to reference other index to use field value as key to take value from that index.

                              The second option is more preferable since it will allow to implement different Catalog like indices (foreign keys)

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                              • Provide an agent to watch a filesystem for document changes

                                I'm currently using dropbox for this, and it would be nice to bypass this step, and go directly to search

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                                • Please add deeeper documentdb articles for indexers

                                  More and more peoples start use documendb instead of sql database.

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