I have an azure index and I would like to add to index all items that based on some parent template

 <include hint="list:AddIncludedTemplate">

but during rebuild no items go to index, If add specific template that based on parent (ISearch) to list, it processing successufly and I can see it at index.

How to activate validation by root template?

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I don't think you can, unless something was changed recently that I missed.

Normally you would need to extend the basic crawler to be able to do this. So the idea being, you would create something like:

<include hint="list:AddBaseTemplate">

And then extend the appropriate document crawler to include the logic.

A summary of how that could work can be found here: Custom indexes in a Sitecore Helix architecture

While the post addresses the problem from a Helix angle, the base problem is the same as yours.

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    Wrote an update to the article for Solr recently: ggullentops.blogspot.be/2018/01/… No version for Azure yet, but as the Solr version is very similar to the Lucene one, I would assume an Azure Search version should be similar as well.
    – Gatogordo
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 14:33

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