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. Offer Elastic Search as PaaS service

    Offer Elastic Search as PaaS service or managed cluster like Redis.
    Do not want Azure search but the native ES as service with its native interface and api.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Azure Search Service to Azure China

      Azure Search Service is a great feature. We have to move a project from Azure Global to azure China and we are suprised to see, that Azure Search Service is not available in Azure China.

      Is there any plan to add or when it will be added?

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        0 comments  ·  Internationalization  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        33 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Crawlers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Increase the number of fields per index

          Using certain platforms or applications require the usage of over 1000 fields per index. The limitation is on the low end for a platform like Sitecore - can this be increased?

          64 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 25 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Crawlers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Client SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow analysis engine selection based on language field.

                With language detection and cognitive services, we can now detect the language of a string a field. Language will be stored in another field. Using a specific analysis engine (Eg. Microsoft English, Lucine Arabic) is a per column (property). Making the engine selection based a value on a language field.

                So my document would look like
                {
                "Text": "Some Text in English",
                "Language":"en"
                }
                and another would be
                {
                "Text":"Hola Mundo",
                "Language":"es"
                }

                and based on the Language property the analysis engine would be selected.

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                  0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Annoying ListAdminKeys in Activity Logs

                  It seems that Azure Search has not Activity Logs blade. But when I see the whole Activity Logs of a subscription, there are so many ListAdminKeys activities of Azure Search resource.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • On bulk merge/upload, response should be 200 ok if document was successfully re-indexed

                    The issue is documented here:
                    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50746146/does-mergeorupload-action-on-azure-search-index-takes-some-re-indexing-time-even

                    Azure search should respond back with success message on successful re-indexing of the merged\uploaded data as against current behavior which seems to indicate "Merge \Upload request is taken up and would be indexed after unknown time, please keep looking"..

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                      0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Should Provide Collection(Edm.double) and Collection(Edm.Int32)

                      Azure search should provide collections of data type double ,int32,int64

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                        0 comments  ·  Data Types  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Index Dynamics 365

                        Add Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement to index options. Today, search is costly for smaller customers as they must create a data warehouse for search.

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                          0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide top N DISTINCT values from suggester API

                          At the moment the suggester API return the top N results, but if I want use this feature on a field that contains duplicate values, this request could show me N identical values.
                          For example, my index contains the searchable fields address and city (address as the key) and the city field contains only the cities "Parma" and "Pavia". I want to add autocomplete on the city field on the web app. The suggester API with TOP 5 could give me 5 identical values with the city "pavia". But I like to see both the cities in the TOP 5.…

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                            0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • filterAndMergeMany

                            We need a way to update/merge all documents matching a filter criteria. E.g. only change one field for all documents matching a $filter specified.

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                              0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Relevant search result is not coming at the top.

                              Azure search data explorer shows the correct result with relevant results on top. But the same keyword is used to query from .net client using .Net SDK, the relevant results are not on the top. I am using a keyword "A.7.3.1" Again when results come it doesn't highlight the entire keywork, even though the search field is in the list of lighlighted fields. It dont highlight "A" but rest of the keyword is highlighted.

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create mechanism to increase the maximum running time for cognitive search skillsets or blob indexing with image analysis beyond 1 hour.

                                The limit of 1 hour is not enough for using the indexer with cognitive services using OCR.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Pricing and Quotas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change hit higlighting to handle line breaks as well as sentences

                                  It looks like the highlighting feature returns the full sentence around the highlighted term. This makes sense and works when the content has full stops in it.

                                  We are indexing documents which have bullet points and lists which do not have a full stop. As a result Azure search returns a large amount of content around the highlighted term.

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Decimal / Money Datatype

                                    Please add support for Decimal / Money datatype in index schema.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Adding hard delete policy to all of Indexer

                                      Can we add hard delete policy to all of indexer as same as soft delete policy?
                                      Some senario in custmer immideiately want to refect source change result. We know we can do it by making push base approach, but it's much easier and simplyer to ensure single data update way.

                                      Cosmos:
                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-index-cosmosdb#indexing-deleted-documents

                                      Azure Table:
                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-indexing-azure-tables#incremental-indexing-and-deletion-detection

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                          1 comment  ·  Crawlers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support spatial data with flat projections

                                          Today Search supports 2d sphere lat/long spatial data. I would like to see support for flat projections, points, polygons and lines.

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