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 indexing for Visio documents

    Can we see support for indexing (or crawling) of Visio documents?

    In the networking world, these are very important sources of data.

    Visio documents are key information sources for design, intent and work planning when it comes to deploying and managing network appliances. It would be invaluable to engineers

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  2. Azure Cognitive Search should be able to index Azure Files

    Azure Cognitive Search should be able to index Azure Files. I have no way to search in Azure Files directly, if I store files in Azure Files instead of Blobs.

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  3. 126 votes
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  4. 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.

    41 votes
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  5. 64 votes
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  6. 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.

    37 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    69 votes
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  11. 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.

    30 votes
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  12. 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

    6 votes
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  13. Indexer for Azure File shares

    Index Azure File shares similar to blobs

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  14. 268 votes
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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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    Thank you for your feedback. More information is needed before we can take action on this request.

    Assuming we find a.json and b.txt in the same data source, let’s say blob storage. Are you expecting the content of b.txt to end up in the content filed, and the fields of a.json to end up wherever they end today? Or other behavior?

    Thanks,
    Luis Cabrera
    Azure Search Product Team

  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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

    11 votes
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  20. 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.

    33 votes
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