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. 30 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Query - Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. clone index

    I'd like to implement 'versioning' indexes for each DocDB repository.
    In example, DocDB collections are crawler-2016 and crawler-2015, each of which will be indexed to index-2016 and index-2015 in Azure Search.

    In this operation, 'Clone Index' button could be helpful greatly as I have to create each index one by one. Actually I screen-captured previous index fields and tick-tick index checkboxes which created from DocDB import datasource.

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  3. allow indexers to call DocumentDB stored procedures

    We have difficulty in transferring documents where we require multiple maps of our data into the flat search index. There is a limit of two user defined functions (which we use to do this) and there doesn't appear to be a way to call a stored procedure through the query language. Having the search indexers support DocumentDB stored procedures gives us far more power and flexibility to map the data correctly. At the moment we have had to revert back to writing our own code to do this.

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  4. Allow access to stored term frequencies for searchable fields

    Term frequencies are maintained for searchable fields in order to compute things like TF/IDF quickly. It should be possible to access those term frequencies for additional analysis.

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    Given the current API surface area of Azure Search, how would you actually use these term frequencies? Said another way, what other capabilities would you require in the API in order for term frequencies to actually be useful?

    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.

    Thanks,
    Mike Carter
    Azure Search Product Team

  5. Provide a PHP SDK for Azure Search

    Provide a PHP SDK for Azure Search that covers the same functionality as the .NET SDK.

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  6. 29 votes
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  7. 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.

    28 votes
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  8. Enable indexing of gzip compressed blobs

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46245505/indexing-gzipped-blobs-in-azure-search

    I am trying to setup Azure Search over Azure Blob. The json blobs are compressed using gzip.

    When I try to index the blobs as-is, I get the exception :

    "Error detecting index schema from data source: "Error processing blob https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer/urlencodedname with content type ''. Status:UnsupportedMediaType, error:""

    Looks like Azure Search blob indexer does support indexing ZIP archives (application/zip MIME type), but not gzip-compressed files.

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  9. Elastic Azure Search

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

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  10. Proper support for DateTimeOffset

    Search should ingest and support a true implementation of DateTimeOffset. The current implementation merely converts an incoming DateTimeOffset to a DateTime in UTC, subsequently resulting in the loss of data, as the original offset can no longer be retrieved. The currently implementation necessitates persisting a related sidecar attribute of the original offset and subsequently requires the consumer to convert and rehydrate the property. This is exceptionally tedious, especially for use cases with several dozen DateTimeOffset attributes with varying offsets.

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  11. Extend spatial features to allow indexing and searching of polygons and multi-polygons

    Extend spatial features to allow indexing and searching of polygons and multi-polygons

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  12. 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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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Query - Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 26 votes
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  16. 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.

    26 votes
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  17. 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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  18. term boosting in synonym map

    Synonym maps now exist as a preview feature, but the values mapped are considered truly synonymous. It would be great if we could basically use the synonym map feature and input a map that contains static term boosting.

    For example:
    castle => fortress^2, fort^1.5, stronghold^1.75, fortification^2, keep^2.7, citadel^1.8

    rather than
    castle => fortress, fort, stronghold, fortification, keep, citadel

    24 votes
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  19. Implement Data Lake Gen2 Search Indexer

    It seems like MSFT is pushing Data Lake as a more robust implementation of Azure Blob.

    Implementing a Data Lake Gen2 Search Indexer would give my team confidence that Azure Search will align with our move to Data Lake.

    23 votes
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  20. index/crawl OneNote with deep links for results

    Be able to crawl OneNote with deep links for results

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