Indexer(crawler) on Sharepoint document library or any external data source
Customer has a lot of documents in sharepoint document library.Unlike pushing data to an index, crawling all the documents from external data source(here it is sharepoint) and creating an index in azure search so that we can leverage cognitive services.
We understood sharepoint integration with azure search is present in your roadmap, but if there is a possibility to leverage index(crawler) to index external data source it would be great. There are lot of clients approaching for this usecase.
Thanks for your time.
Thank you for your feedback. We’re considering this for a future release of Azure Search.
Azure Search Product Team
Hi Azure Team,
Is Sharepoint indexing & search functionality now available with Azure Search?
Pat Breitenbeck commented
In general, does Azure Search and/or Azure Cognitive Search have the ability to index local data sources such as SMB file shares? If no, when can we expect this capability? It would be awesome if there was an Azure Search local indexer that could talk securely to Azure Search in the cloud. Also, we can currently index local files using Sharepoint Server on-premises, but does Azure Search and/or Azure Cognitive Search have the ability to leverage the Sharepoint crawled content? Can we currently sync incremental changes from a Sharepoint on-prem index to Azure Search? Thanks.