Why can't I add new indexers or data sources using the portal
The portal will let me see a list of indexers or data sources but it won't let me add new ones. Every time a feature is added to the REST interface it needs to be supported in the portal UI the same day. Stop making me build an app just to send REST requests to get things done. The UI should have 100% feature parity with the REST OM.
Hi Bill, portal actually supports creating new indexers using Import Data wizard. Check out https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/search-import-data-portal/ for more details.
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Bill Griffin commented
No. That is not enough. That wizard forces me to create a new data source, and a new index, and an indexer. I need to be able to create an indexer by itself without having to also create a throwaway data source and index.