Allow to upgrade the pricing tier
Everywhere in the portal, we can increase/decrease the pricing tier based on our needs.
With the introduction of Azure Search Basic, we need a way to upgrade to the next level (Standard) when we are close to reach the service limits.
The only way today to go around this is to bring the index down and create another one.
Thank you for your feedback. We’re considering this for a future release of Azure Search.
Azure Search Product Team
Adam M commented
2.5 years since this feedback, and the only progress is "it is being considered..." ?!
Derek Wagner commented
This is seriously a pain.
Microsoft please implement this feature. With the ability to go up from BASIC to Standard and down from Standard to BASIC.
Justification: as a developer we do a Proof of Concept using customer data, requiring Standard. Then after approval, we remove all but sample data. We would like then to switch back to BASIC -- the customer is now paying in their own environment for Standard. So no loss to Microsoft.
Microsoft - Please implement this funtionality as we need it.
2 years and 761 votes and not even a response from MS?
Hit against this today. Importing a large number of documents for a test run, hit against the individual file limit - went to upgrade the tier to carry (in the same way I would for any other Azure service) only to find this is not possible.
Can't re-create the index as this would involve re-running my import and indexing which I do not really have time for.
We need this!
Erdem Şahin commented
we need this
Marina Bar Golani commented
Kurt I. Grønbech commented
Important. What's the status?
Padgett Rowell commented
+1 for the ability to be able to change pricing tiers. Recreating the index is painful.
+1 for the ability to change the properties on indexed fields (searchable, facet, retrievable etc) without having to recreate the index.
Mads Laumann commented
I just ran into this and thought I was doing something wrong/blind...apparently not. As other mentions, you can up/down scale things in general in Azure, why this is confusing and frustrating.
The "Start out free/Scale as needed" mantra doesn't really fit here, as you need to start all over.
Besides that, I really think Azure Search is a nice product, but way too expensive :S
Joy George Kunjikkuru commented
More than 1 year. Any luck with this feature. I hit this problem recently.
This feature very much required to save cost on backup Index. Why we need to maintain even backup index in same price tier.
Vishal Sharma commented
yup... this is a important need. deleting and creating another index doesn't look the right way.
Fábio Milheiro commented
We need this mates. Please!
Dave C commented
I really question if this is really a serious product for MSFT? There are so many basic capabilities/needs like this that are just left hanging.
Brandon H commented
I'd advocate for *changing* the pricing tier (eg: upgrade OR downgrade)
Glen Boonzaier commented
Why would they implement this for all other Azure functions and not this one? Is there some complexity that we are not aware of?
jochem toolenaar commented
Why is this still not a thing ?