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. Index blob container metadata

    We're trying to set up an indexer for groups of related blobs (e.g. multiple formats of a single image file) using containers. Unfortunately, it seems like the blob indexer doesn't extract metadata from containers - only the blobs themselves. As a workaround, we can duplicate metadata across all blobs in a container, but it would be nice if the indexer supported indexing container metadata directly.

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  2. Semantics/tag clouds/concepts

    Semantics/tag clouds/concepts

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  3. Support indexing JSON-LD embedded in HTML documents

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

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  4. increase the number of available free search services

    We would ideally deploy our entire system using a script to provision and configure all the necessary Azure resources. This is helpful for clean per client deployments and also for qa/test deployments, however being limited to 1 free search service means having to have an expensive basic tier search service per qa/test deployment, or having to share a single shared free tier search service for qa/test/dev. Ideally we'd just be able to deploy 3 free tier search services.

    An alternative to this would be a more finely graduated billing scheme based on usage (currently the cost of the search service…

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  5. SAT support for query tokens

    As with Blog/containers it's possible to have a SAT token and time limit it. This would be a great benefit for azure search too, to allow query keys with the same concept.

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  6. Azure search Suggestions dose not filter duplicate items

    Azure search Suggestions dose not filter duplicate items. This is Suggestions official document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/searchservice/suggestions.

    Please remove useless duplicate items. Duplicate items are useless in "search-as-you-type" scenario.

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  7. Support multi-fields

    It would be nice to have one data value analyzed multiple different ways.

    https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/multi-fields.html

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  8. Use a XSD schema to populate the index fields

    We have large scehams that define individual aspects of healthcare data. We would like to use these schemas to define the fields than entering most of these manually. For this to work, obviously we need support for crawling XML data (similar to what you have for JSON). XML provides a good structure and has many industry standard schemas that we can leverage.

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  9. Include parquet files

    We store most of our data in parquet format and currently use a custom indexer on another platform to keep them indexed.

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  10. search service

    Soft delete of storage service, treat the document totally deleted for search Service, meanwhile the soft delete should allow the document to be available until it is deleted permanently from the blob storage so that search service index can be updated(removed) with deleted documents.

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  11. Index Dynamics 365

    Add Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement to index options. Today, search is costly for smaller customers as they must create a data warehouse for 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.

    Also, you might want to take a look at Azure Logic Apps to ingest data from this source and then use a HTTP connector to push data into Azure Search.

    Thanks,
    Liam
    Azure Search Product Team

  12. Search Explorer in the Portal should interoperate better with SDKs

    Currently, Search Explorer provides the full URL of the GET request for the Search REST API. To use a query from Search Explorer in the SDK, you have to parse out the parameters by hand, and sometimes URL decode them.

    It would be better if Search Explorer could provide code snippets for each supported language (C# and F# for now, Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, and Python when those SDKs are available) that show how to call the Search API using the parameters that the Portal user has typed in.

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  13. Support for M Query Language

    This one might be out of left field but I'd love to see an Azure object that can be configured via the M language ie: if I want to design some screen scraping that is used as a source of data for searching, it'd be nice to be able to design it using Data Explorer, then be able to just script out the M language code and paste it in. This would allow adding search to a site that doesn't allow access directly to a database.

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  14. i need to be able to index pdfs, docx, and csvs together

    i need to be able to index pdfs, docx, and csvs together

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  15. Relate Documents using Multiple Columns

    We are also looking for a way to relate documents using one or more columns if possible (for example, a master document is related to others with a stringList column of IDs), and when a match occurs in the master document metadata, the related documents (or their IDs) are also returned in the results. for example, one of our use cases is to search a text in a set of master documents, and then present results which also include documents that are related to the main document

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  16. Localization of date

    As of now, Azure Search store and only filters date in UTC format, 2009-06-15T13:45:30.0000000Z.

    But user search date in their localized format:
    1. aves vistas em 05/06/2009
    2. livros vendidos em 5 de junho de 2009

    THANKS

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  17. Efficient way to express a true “all”

    Query with any on properties of types Collection is very easy:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/any(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    However if you want to do the same with all you need to do something like which is not that beautifull:
    $filter=tags/any(t: t eq 'Facebook') and tags/any(t: t eq 'Twitter')

    Please implement something like:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/all(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

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  18. Azure Data Factory indexer data source

    Currently Azure Search is supported as one of the Destinations in ADF Pipelines. It would be awesome if we have support for them to act as Data sources. In this way migrating from one Azure search index to another would be easy.

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  19. Clustering

    Clustering is a well known field in data mining. When applied to text it can be used for

    Organisation
    Summarisation
    Classification

    of text (documents/phrases etc).

    I would like to see clustering in azure Search or perhaps made available in Azure ML and applied against Azure Search.

    An example of clustering can be found in Mahout

    https://mahout.apache.org/users/clustering/latent-dirichlet-allocation.html

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  20. CORS support for management API (like create index, run indexer and etc)

    It would be great if index/indexer/datasource management REST API will support CORS. Azure Resource Manager REST API for ex. supports such kind of working with. Why Azure Search management API does not? If I already have an admin key I can use local powershell to call Invoke-RestMethod, or make a server side calls... Why I cannot use a locally hosted AngularJs/AJAX client to do a management work? Thanks.

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