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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. Efficient way to express a true “all”

    Query with any on properties of types Collection is very easy:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/any(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    However if you want to do the same with all you need to do something like which is not that beautifull:
    $filter=tags/any(t: t eq 'Facebook') and tags/any(t: t eq 'Twitter')

    Please implement something like:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/all(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    4 votes
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  2. Highlight search text on blob documents

    search API should return document that should highlight search text inside the document. So that when i download view the document it should highlight search terms/text in documents like pdf, excel,word and etc.

    same like JFK it will do only for image but good to have document highlighting

    7 votes
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  3. Fully covered OData filter functions

    Needed for use case like `$filter=length(title) gt 64` and/or `$filter=toupper(firstname)`

    3 votes
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  4. Provide method for escaping characters in the search string like UrlEscape

    Special characters must be escaped to be used as part of the search text. You can escape them by prefixing them with backslash (\). Special characters that need to be escaped include the following:
    + - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \ /
    Is there a built in method, basically the equivalent of UrlEscape, which can do this, or is every developer actually expected to do their own implementation?

    61 votes
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  5. Implement other highlighters

    Right now only Postings highlighter is implemented, which highlights single terms instead of full phrase query. Would be good to have other highlighters.
    As said here : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42411353/azure-search-highlights-for-phrases-with-double-quotes

    31 votes
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  6. Return azure search feature values along with documents

    In Azure search, it would be good to return feature values used to rank documents along with documents returned. This could be used to further refine results based on user needs.

    12 votes
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  7. Search multiple indexes at once

    The underlying elasticsearch technology supports making a single search query that searches and ranks results over multiple disparate indexes at once[1], but this functionality is not surfaced through the Azure Search APIs.

    Adding this would allow a single search to span over indexes with different schemas combined in a single correctly ordered result set.

    [1]: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/multi-index.html

    432 votes
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  8. Provide option to facet on all facetable fields in a Search request

    Some applications can have a large number of facets and it is inconvenient to have to specify them all explicitly in the Search API, as reported here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28542665/azure-search-what-if-i-have-a-lot-of-facets

    If there were an option like facet=* that returned facets on all facetable fields, that would be easier for such cases.

    63 votes
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  9. Support geo.distance in select result

    Azure Search does not support returning the distance data from geo.distance in search results. geo.distance can be used in only filter and orderby.

    I would like to get distance data from geo.distance.

    98 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Query - Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.

    There are a few ways you can do this currently in code per document, for example (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6544286/calculate-distance-of-two-geo-points-in-km-c-sharp). But we are considering how we might make it available as a document property.

    Thanks,
    Vinod
    Azure Search Product Team

  10. Support multi point Edm.GeographyPoint search

    It would be great if you could sort by nearest where documents could have an array of Edm.GeographyPoints.
    We are currently duplicating documents for every different Edm.GeographyPoint.

    7 votes
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  11. Support scoring profiles on suggesters

    I think it would be valuable to expand the capabilities of suggesters. Right now, they're somewhat limited. I think it would be nice if they provided the flexibility of scoring profiles. The reason why is because sometimes, it might be nice to show the most recently added or viewed documents (i.e. Edm.DateTimeOffset) as suggestions. Other times, you may want to show the most popular, or most viewed, documents (i.e Edm.Int32). These are just two scenarios that I would like to cover with suggestions, but, I'm a bit limited.

    19 votes
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  12. Provide sum and average on facet

    It would be nice to have agregation on certain facetable Field.
    We would define another numeric field to be computed.

    On the FacetResult, we could get sum and average exactly in the same way as count.

    44 votes
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  13. Provide option to return total facet counts without all facet values included in response

    We have facets with thousands of unique values, sometimes up to around 100k. In our UI, we'd like to show the top 10 or so values of each facet to allow the user to filter by them, but we have no need to display all 100k. That said, we need to display the facet *counts* so they know roughly how much data is being searched.

    To do that currently, we have to set the facet counts arbitrarily high to make sure the accurate counts are retrieved, but that means we're getting back huge HTTP responses when really we just want…

    27 votes
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  14. Add support for field collapsing

    I've utilized field collapsing (aka result grouping) quite a bit utilizing Solr. Being able to group results together by a common element, then being able to page and sort based on that result list.

    172 votes
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  15. Allow handling spelling errors in search "Did you mean ''?"

    It would be really nice to have spell check and auto correct as part of search.

    126 votes
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  16. Support custom dictionary

    Some domestic senario like, Legal, really domestic topic require custome dictionary for more accurate wordbreaking, stemming and normalization. I think custome dictionary with easy maintemance like SharePoint or FAST provide today is help this type of senario.

    120 votes
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  17. Support hierarchical facets

    Searching in a hierarchy is very common.
    E.g. Cars/Ford/Accessories

    405 votes
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  18. Support Explain API

    The explain api computes a score explanation for a query and a specific document. This can give useful feedback whether a document matches or didn’t match a specific query.

    109 votes
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  19. Support case-insensitive comparison in filters

    Searching with text=<xyz> performs a case-insensitive search. However, testing string fields in filters is case-sensitive. There should be a way to do a case-insensitive string comparison in filter expressions.

    654 votes
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  20. Case-insensitive sorting for string fields

    When querying the index, is it possible to do a case-insensitive $orderby on a string field? For example, we want to sort results by username but preserve the user's choice of casing. While we could workaround this by keeping a normalized version of the username alongside the original data, having this feature built-in would obviously be preferable.

    391 votes
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