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. base64decode method should handle standard strings

    Azure Search indexer base64decode method should handle standard URL Safe Base64 encoded strings, and not the out-of-standard strings returned by classic System.Web.HttpServerUtility.UrlTokenEncode method, which is not even available in latest versions of the framework. This method is returning non-standard strings, as it replaces padding characters '=' with a digit indicating the number of = signs that were removed. Azure Search base64 decode method expects this non-standard strings, rather than standard URL safe Base64 encoded strings, otherwise it breaks with error: "Error applying mapping function 'base64Decode' to field 'aaa': Array cannot be null.\r\nParameter name: bytes". Which means that using JavaScript or…

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for enhanced security - including security trimming and AD integration

      I suspect that having a search service with two levels of access (admin and user) isn't likely to be a great solution, particularly if it applies to all indexes within the service. For example, to be able to upload a document, you need the same key as someone that can create indexes. I was left with the feeling that there probably is a need for some sort of role-based security where users/keys can be associated with particular indexes within the service. Even better would be something that allowed for vertical and/or horizontal filtering at the level of each index. Is…

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        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Script as JSON" on Index Blade

        On the index blade in the portal I like to be able to create my index with the UI for speed. I would also like to have a script option that I can then use for repeatability.

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