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. Use Webhooks after running an indexer

    It would be interesting if an indexer could use Webhooks to notify that it has finished indexing. In this way, for example, we can integrate it with Azure functions and avoid having to poll for the status of an Indexer that I have triggered.
    I'm working on an application that will create contents and place them in Blob Storage. An indexer will be executed and I would like to execute some searches once the indexing is done. It would be nice if the Indexer could notify a function (via a webhook) that it finished indexing in order to execute those…

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  2. Add support for indexing PDF Custom meta data

    PDF Files allow custom meta data fields. In an archive it is good practice that the meta data is not separated from the document and hence we use the custom fields. We do however want to be able to search our archives don't want to have to write custom extractors to add the meta data to the index

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  3. Add an RSS indexer

    An RSS feed indexer would be helpful because it’s so generic. Also easy to create reuse on different platforms. (Request from Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeidoKevin/status/585660800980877313)

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    Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.

    In the meantime – you could consider using LogicApps to create triggers for your RSS feeds and push the data either into a blob for an Azure Search indexer to pick up, or directly send an HTTP post request to push the data directly into the indexer.

    Thanks,
    Elad
    Azure Search Product Team

  4. index/crawl OneNote with deep links for results

    Be able to crawl OneNote with deep links for results

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  5. support a mix of JSON and non-JSON blobs in the same data source

    Support a mix of JSON and non-JSON blobs in the same data source

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    Thank you for your feedback. More information is needed before we can take action on this request.

    Assuming we find a.json and b.txt in the same data source, let’s say blob storage. Are you expecting the content of b.txt to end up in the content filed, and the fields of a.json to end up wherever they end today? Or other behavior?

    Thanks,
    Luis Cabrera
    Azure Search Product Team

  6. Ability to identify from what data source the index document was created

    While indexing multiple data sources(azure tables) into same index I'd like to identify what data source produces specific document. This will allow to reference back to the system that can show original document.

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  7. Populate json string in Azure SQL table directly into Azure Search Index such that it is queryable on json attributes

    I have a column in my Azure SQL table that contains json (not array of strings) is there a direct way to populate that into azure search index so that it is queryable (filterable on the json attributes)

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  8. Support for indexing multi-line JSON files

    Support for indexing multi-line JSON files (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON_Streaming). Currently blob indexer extracts entire json file as one document.

    It would be also nice to pair this with the gzip support so that it will be able to index *.json.gz files

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  9. Indexer priority

    We are using CosmosDb as our DB for apps search and we need to have overrides to change apps metadata on-the-fly. This allows us to hide some apps from clients or change privacy statements without the need for the developer to re-upload their work.

    To achieve this, we use a CosmosDb collection for the app data and another for the overrides.
    In order to provide our clients with search, we use Azure Search and to keep indexes up-to-date, we wanted to use Indexers.

    It is indeed possible at the present time to have multiple data sources get uploaded to the…

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    Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.

    Also, you may want to start a stack overflow discussion on this topic… may be we can think of other mechanisms (besides indexer priorities) that allow you to get to an acceptable outcome.

    Thanks,
    Luis Cabrera
    Azure Search Product Team

  10. Support indexing JSON-LD embedded in HTML documents

    Support indexing structured data (e.g. schema.org) in HTML documents.

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  11. StorSimple

    Search over file shares in StorSimple

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  12. Provide an agent to watch a filesystem for document changes

    I'm currently using dropbox for this, and it would be nice to bypass this step, and go directly to search

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    Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.

    In the meantime – we do support indexer through Azure Files which would allow you to do what you’re looking for. Another alternative would be to use Logic Apps (or Flow), and create triggers for your file system, pushing the data into a blob or Posting it directly to the search index.

    Thanks,
    Elad
    Azure Search Product Team

  13. Azure Table Indexer Data Source Definition should allow specific select column options along with specifying filters

    When defining datasource of Type Azure Storage Table in the Query field, only options in the examples I see is like (PartitionKey eq '0') or something like that, but there is no example which would allow us to select columns along with the filter conditions.

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