Support prefix matching for suggestions
The suggester in Azure Search has only 1 SearchMode and that is it will match on any word within the field. Although this might be appropriate for many applications, it also is not for many others. It would be useful if we can configure the suggester so that a match occurs only when the beginning of the field is a match.
Thank you for your feedback. This sounds a lot like the Autocomplete API, which provides the words in the index that starts with the provided term. This may be the underlying use case the suggestion was looking for.
While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.
Azure Search Product Team