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. Support picking existing index when creating an indexer in Azure Portal

    Today is only possible to create an indexer if you follow the entire process through import data workflow:

    -Select the data Source
    -Add Cognitive skills (optional)
    -Create an Index
    -Create an Indexer

    However, there are times we want to set a different schedule for an indexer or create a new one, without recreating the index.

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  2. Random Scoring

    See here https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/random-scoring.html
    This has come up in the past on SO by other users as well.

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  3. Provide option to return total facet counts without all facet values included in response

    We have facets with thousands of unique values, sometimes up to around 100k. In our UI, we'd like to show the top 10 or so values of each facet to allow the user to filter by them, but we have no need to display all 100k. That said, we need to display the facet *counts* so they know roughly how much data is being searched.

    To do that currently, we have to set the facet counts arbitrarily high to make sure the accurate counts are retrieved, but that means we're getting back huge HTTP responses when really we just want…

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  4. Adding hard delete policy to all of Indexer

    Can we add hard delete policy to all of indexer as same as soft delete policy?
    Some senario in custmer immideiately want to refect source change result. We know we can do it by making push base approach, but it's much easier and simplyer to ensure single data update way.

    Cosmos:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-index-cosmosdb#indexing-deleted-documents

    Azure Table:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-indexing-azure-tables#incremental-indexing-and-deletion-detection

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  5. Disable or replace TF-IDF for relevance computing

    (Posting on behalf of Xu Lan)

    To fit the needs of our search application, we would like to change the relevance computing by disabling or replacing TF-IDF.
    Elasticsearch provides a mechanism to ignore TF-IDF: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/ignoring-tfidf.html#ignoring-tfidf.

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  7. Please provide support for MySQL database for pushing data to the index from azure portal

    Please provide support for MySQL database for pushing data to the index from azure portal

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  8. Prospective search (aka percolator or reverse search)

    It would be huge for my application to be able to do reverse searches a la Elasticsearch's percolator feature: Given a document ID, which saved queries would match that document.

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  9. Azure Search deployed within Virtual Network

    I would like suggest Azure Search could be deployed in virtual network so that not expose the search service endpoint to internet.

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  10. Increase Blob Indexer file size limits

    The "Blob indexer: maximum characters of content extracted from a blob" limit seems rather restrictive, 32K for free, 64K for standard and 4MB for everything else. Plus when this limit is reached all you see in the azure portal is

    [{ "key": null, "message": "Truncated extracted text to 32768 characters." }]

    It'd be useful to know which documents are affected.

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  11. Add an API for Text extraction from a file (or string/stream with file content)

    Indexer https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/search-howto-indexing-azure-blob-storage/ does extraction of text from a file (document).
    Instead of using azure blob (extra implementation and usage charge) and delay with processing a document from there, client will have possibility to extract text from document and do mergeOrUpload content.

    We know when file content was changed (or a new file created) and would like to handle that our self.

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  12. Indexer execution status to App insights

    Scenario: Thanks to the power of Azure, I have setup a indexer which continuously updates my index from the Azure sql db. Now I want to know if there are any errors while processing any document and why it failed to update the index(error message). This information is very critical for new documents or any document which is modified in the prod database. Note: Different teams do not have access to the Azure search service portal.

    Current state: We already have indexer execution status but this information needs to be processed by another process by polling.

    Ask: If this information…

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  13. MicrosoftLanguageStemmingTokenizer cannot process word 'F#' correctly

    'F#' is a well-known programming language, but if you tokenize sentence contains 'F#' with "en.microsoft" analyzer, it will be omitted. However, 'C#' works fine and does not have such issue.

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  14. Elastic Azure Search

    Provide an elasticity option as with Azure SQL Databases, for search it's a MUST HAVE feature!!!

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  15. Provide ability of collection Type field to be searched against individual values separately

    For a document, where there are multiple values in its collection type column, it gives it lesser score (and hence either to come lower or may not even come in the result) to it even though the search query has matched with ONE of the values in the list COMPLETELY.

    This is because, currently Azure Search considers list of all the values provided in the collection type as a single string by concatenating all of them.
    My requirement is that if the search query (for that field) matches with any of the values in the collection, it should consider it…

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  16. 27 votes
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  17. Improve Faceting accuracy by having an option to count all records

    For fields that have a large distinct value diversity, the faceting feature gives inaccurate results unless the count parameter is set to a number greater than the number of distinct values in a field. There should be an option in an index field that indicates to the search engine to count and facet all the values in a column. I realize this would hurt performance so it should be optional. But sometimes accuracy is more important than raw performance for consumers of your service.

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  18. Ignore thumbnails when indexing word documents

    Word supports saving documents with a thumbnail which contains the text content from the first page. When Azure Search indexes documents, it also indexes their embedded documents. Generally speaking this is useful behaviour, but in this case it leads to content duplication of the first page.

    We cannot control documents provided by users so Azure Search should handle this and ignore thumbnails when indexing Word Documents.

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  19. Indexer (crawler) for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB

    Add an indexer/crawler for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB

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  20. sintax highlight length

    Could we get a parameter to specify the length of a highlight fragment that is returned when the highlight parameter is used on a field? The string returned is too short for some of our users because they are searching very techincal data and need more context. It would be very useful to be able to return longer fragments depending on the field we're searching so we need control over this.

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