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. Azure Cognitive Search should increase the maximum limit of complex collection fields from 40 to something more appropriate for Json files.

    I have json files having more than 70 complex collection fields. I want to index these Json files using Azure Cognitive Search, but unfortunately the limit for complex collection fields is only 40 for every tier.
    I suppose the limit should be increased from 40 to something more appropriate.

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  2. Add auto-turning by telemetry logging or any type of log gathering on Azure Portal or so.

    Some customer doen't have Search expert and need to ranking profile turning after telemetry dashboard. Can we add Suggestion functionarity on Azure Portal like "how about to add this ranking profile"?

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    I like the idea of making suggestions in the portal about ways an admin can improve the experience of their user, but I’m not sure I understand your specific suggestion. Can you provide more information about the telemetry you’d expect us to track and the criteria we’d use to provide a recommendation to the admin?

    Thanks,
    Mike Carter
    Azure Search Product Team

  3. Azure Cognitive Search should be able to index Azure Files

    Azure Cognitive Search should be able to index Azure Files. I have no way to search in Azure Files directly, if I store files in Azure Files instead of Blobs.

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  4. Support bigger scope of returned highlights from complex types

    When a document has a field which is a collection of a complex type, like:

    Students-> Collection of complex(age, gender, name)

    When we find a match in a name of a given student, the hit highlight returns the name. It would be great to get the entire Student complex type record in the highlight, so we'll have the context of the highlight and not just the name.

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  5. Turn off Azure Search during off periods.

    My company works from 8:0 am to 5:00 pm
    I would like to turn off the search when I don't need it.
    In addition,
    I would like to have access to the data behind the scenes to provide full control over the results sets.

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  6. Extract Graph in pdf file

    I would like to suggest to include the function of extract the graph or image in the documents file like PDF, words and PowerPoint .

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  7. StorSimple

    Search over file shares in StorSimple

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  8. On bulk merge/upload, response should be 200 ok if document was successfully re-indexed

    The issue is documented here:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50746146/does-mergeorupload-action-on-azure-search-index-takes-some-re-indexing-time-even

    Azure search should respond back with success message on successful re-indexing of the merged\uploaded data as against current behavior which seems to indicate "Merge \Upload request is taken up and would be indexed after unknown time, please keep looking"..

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    0 comments  ·  Indexing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We understand the value this would bring, but there is concern about keeping an update request open the entire time it takes to index everything contain within it. What we may consider here is an API to request the status of the indexing queue to determine what has/hasn’t been processed. We’d like to know if this would be useful to you.

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

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Azure Search Product Team

  9. Detailed Request Monitoring

    We use Sitecore CMS which now supports Azure Search indexes. During our implementation we have discovered that re-index process fails. Using Fiddler we found the Azure Search REST requests that returned 207 (Multi status) responses and then reviewed the response body to determine the errors.

    Beyond Fiddler running as a proxy and capturing the HTTPS traffic from Sitecore - we found no other way to get insight into the requests/responses from Azure Search service.

    We enabled Operation Log monitoring but the Operation Log monitoring does not provide details about request body and response body.

    We looked into Search Traffic Analytics,…

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  10. Allow search management UI with Private Link enabled.

    When the search service is configured with a private link or in private mode, we are unable to manage the Search Service outside of doing it programmatically or through the API. We would like an option to be able to manage the service when private link is enabled.

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  11. Ability to specify a skillset to be used when adding documents to Search Index via DocumentsOperations SDK and REST API

    Need to be able to specify the skillset to be used when adding documents to Azure Search index using the SDK (or even the REST API one - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/searchservice/addupdate-or-delete-documents). Currently it's only possible by having an indexer. Please refer StackOverflow question for the scenario in which this would be useful:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54529101/using-a-skillset-when-adding-documents-to-azure-search-index/54539852?noredirect=1#comment95962064_54539852

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  12. Inverted Index

    After import data, I would check the words registered in indexes. However, Azure Search doesn't provide such features.

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  13. Ensure data properties sent as input to custom skill web APIs are valid JSON

    Ensure data properties sent as input to custom skill web APIs are valid JSON.
    Some of the input JSONs received as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/cognitive-search-custom-skill-web-api have had unescaped double quotes, or special characters which aren't converted to Unicode

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  14. Provide warmup procedure

    When we scale out Search replica, we can find delay peak right after it scaled. It gives throttled query, so I want to reduce it when we apply scheduled replica change.

    It would be good to provide "predefined warm-up query sets" After-Scaleout event. What about to give textbox, and GET-queries are performed line by line multiple times.

    Note that I'm using Azure Automation with this script to change replica count by schedule; https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/azure-search-change-c0b49c4c

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  16. Cognitive search indexer across many containers

    Our solution currently uses separate containers to store client files etc.
    This was decided so we could define a strong boundary for client info.
    We have around 3000 containers at the moment.

    We would like to be able to use cognitive search across all the containers, at the moment it seems like a separate data source is needed per container.

    Thanks

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  17. Configurable matching strategy for more natural searches.

    You can see full details here:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43505244/how-to-make-searches-more-natural/43509264#43509264

    The idea is to have something like:
    EnableFuzzy, Enable PartialMatching on the SearchParameters to avoid constructing weird search strings.

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  18. Data security based on Gremlin graph API

    Currently security data filtering seems just to be possible based on e.g. a group attribute and checking users group membership using oData filter expressions. When using CosmosDB Gremlin APIs the data is organized as vertices and edges, therefore the security filtering of search results should also be made possible based on Gremlin / subgraph expressions, not only based on oData filter expressions, ideally a possible combination of both. As an example consider a Graph: story (vertex) - belongs to (edge) - group (vertex) - has (edge) - members (vertices) ...and users should only find stories of THEIR groups (which they…

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  19. Support additional file formats

    Additional mail formats such as .PST, EDRM, Mbox
    AutoCAD
    DICOM

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  20. Support spatial data with flat projections

    Today Search supports 2d sphere lat/long spatial data. I would like to see support for flat projections, points, polygons and lines.

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    0 comments  ·  Data Types  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    With the private preview of complex types (api version 2018-11-11-Preview) you will be able to store a line and leverage it for geospatial queries.

    Thanks,
    Vinod
    Azure Search Product Team

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