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  1. 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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    • 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.

      25 votes
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      • 18 votes
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        • 76 votes
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          • 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.

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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.

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              • OCR for common image formats (GIF, JPEG, TIFF)

                Extract text from image files.

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                  started  ·  17 comments  ·  Crawlers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add deeeper documentdb articles for indexers

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

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                  • Support user-provided query in SQL indexer

                    Let's say I run an indexer to read a really large table, with a billion records, out of which I'm interested in only a few thousands. This is a database I do not own, and I have only read permissions to it.

                    In this case it would be better to have a simple filter on which data to keep in the indexer throw away the irrelevant data.

                    For eg: "Index this table where TeamName equals MyTeam"

                    Even though the indexer runs on a large set of data, my index would only contain a smaller subset of data.

                    Smaller the index,…

                    44 votes
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                    • Add an RSS indexer

                      An RSS feed indexer would be helpful because it’s so generic. Also easy to create reuse on different platforms. (Request from Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeidoKevin/status/585660800980877313)

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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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                        • StorSimple

                          Search over file shares in StorSimple

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                          • Support for crawling HTML/websites

                            Enable Azure Search to crawl a local HTML website

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