We have CM and CD servers in Azure PaaS, and Azure search service for indexing the items. After publishing the items from CM to CD auto index rebuild not happening.

Content Management index file configurations,

Content Delivery index file configurations,

<index id="demo_search_index" type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure.CloudSearchProviderIndex, Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure">
<param desc="name">$(id)</param>
<param desc="connectionStringName">cloud.search</param>
<param desc="totalParallelServices">5</param>
<!-- This initializes index property store. Id has to be set to the index id -->
<param desc="propertyStore" ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/databasePropertyStore" param1="$(id)" />
<configuration ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/defaultCloudIndexConfiguration" />
<schemaBuilder ref="contentSearch/searchServiceSchemaBuilder" />
<searchService type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure.Http.CompositeSearchService, Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure" />
<strategies hint="list:AddStrategy">
<!-- NOTE: order of these is controls the execution order -->
<strategy ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/indexUpdateStrategies/onPublishEndAsyncSingleInstance" />
<commitPolicyExecutor type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.CommitPolicyExecutor, Sitecore.ContentSearch">
<policies hint="list:AddCommitPolicy">
<policy type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.ModificationCountCommitPolicy, Sitecore.ContentSearch">
<locations hint="list:AddCrawler">
<crawler type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.SitecoreItemCrawler, Sitecore.ContentSearch">

Please suggest if any changes required for auto index rebuild?


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Make sure you have set to true the setting EnableEventQueues in your Sitecore.config, and if not, create a patch and make it true.

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The OnPublishEndAsynch strategy depends on this setting to work properly, because it will read the Events from the table EventQueue in the database you have defined. In your case web.

You can find more details in the official documentation for this strategy. https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/platform-administration-and-architecture/en/index-update-strategies.html

  • Thank you for your comments Raul... Yeah updated <setting name="EnableEventQueues" value="true" /> section and after that created one item in CM and published to CD. When i search with that item it's not showing in search results page. Any thoughts? waiting for your response...
    – Ramesh
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 6:06
  • Make sure you set the setting on both CM and CD servers, so CM can insert events after publishing on the EventQueues table for CD to read it. Also check that this table has records after publishing, Sitecore compares the last time the index was updated with this records to trigger the re-index. Any errors captured on Application Insights? Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 18:40

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