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Rebuilding Sitecore Core Index on Azure search throwing exceeding index limitation exception

I am using Azure search service (Pricing Tier: Standard with 15 Million docs/partition) connected to Sitecore 8.2 instance. It is throwing me an error when I try to build Sitecore core index: ...
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Sitecore Azure Search vs. Solr Provider

I've used both Solr and Lucene. The majority of our sites now use SOLR. Heard Azure Search provider will be introduced on 8.2.1 release. Has anyone played with Azure Search? Does Azure Search use ...
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Azure Search 1000 field limit issue

I noticed in 9.0.2 and 9.1 there's a new ExcludeFields.config file for the Azure indexes to help keep things below Azure's 1000-field limitation. However, this apparently isn't enough, as we're ...
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Switch xDB Search indexes from SOLR to Azure Search

I need some assistance switching the xDB search indexes from SOLR to Azure Search in a Sitecore 9 vanilla install (installed using SIF). I have completed the following tasks: Added a Search Service ...
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Azure Search really slow with Sitecore 8.2.4 compared to 8.2.1

My web application has just been upgraded to Sitecore 8.2.4 in Stage and I am experiencing slow response from Azure Search. The same application running in 8.2.1 gets results twice or even faster ...
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Custom index configuration cannot work for Sitecore 9.0.1 in Azure

I got a trouble about custom index with Sitecore 9.0.1 in Azure. My custom index configuration can rebuild successfully and this index can create in Azure search with Sitecore 9.0. After I changed to ...
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Virtual field not working with Azure

Currently I'm using facet to filter the search result. The result works perfectly with SOLR but when I switch to Azure it doesn't work anymore. The result shows all although I added filter criteria. ...
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What are the available methods for local development when using Azure Search in a PAAS setup?

Utilizing Azure Search as the Sitecore search provider has various pro's and con's. One question that immediately comes up is how to develop against Azure Search. SOLR and Lucene can be run locally ...
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Is it possible to get Azure Search to support EDM.GeographyPoint?

With regard to spatial searching capabilities of Azure Search in Sitecore. How do you go about customising your index configuration so that you can perform spatial searching using the OData geospatial ...
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How does Azure Search support Geo-Replicated scenarios?

The setup documentation states that: "Sitecore supports a Search service with geo-replicated scenarios." It also mentions that you achieve this by adding multiple Azure Search instances in the ...
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Azure Search and Date field filtering

I'm using 8.2 Update-3 and have deployed it to Azure with Sitecore's ARM template. I have indexed a page called Event Page. The Event Page has a DateTime field called Start Date on it. It is indexed ...
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Azure search matching wildcard instead of equals

We are having an issue with the azure search results that we are receiving, we have set a filter to only retrieve the current language as per the Habitat example code, i.e. queryable = queryable....
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Required fields on master search index

We would like to inverse the logic and set the IndexAllFields property of the master index to false, so that only fields that are explicitly configured end up in the database. (Reason we are doing ...
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How do I sort using Fields[“Fieldname”]

How do I sort my search results using item.Fields["Name"}? var queryable = context.GetQueryable<SearchResultItem>(); queryable = queryable.OrderByDescending(x => x.Fields["MyDateField"]); ...
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How to index PDF content in Sitecore running on Azure Web App?

I am trying to index media content (such as PDFs) using Azure and to my surprise/frustration, this feature isn't supported: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/830385 Is there a workaround that allows ...
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Search Keyword Highlighting with Azure Search

Is there any information on whether or not keyword highlighting is supported in Sitecore 9.0.1 using Azure Search? It is an available feature in Solr as discussed here: https://doc.sitecore.net/...
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How to force Sitecore to use &$filter not &search in Azure Content Search Provider

A query built using the Sitecore Azure Content Search Provider doesn't produce the query that I was expecting. The result is that far too many results are returned. The purpose of the code is to find ...
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Switch Azure Search to Solr Sitecore PaaS [duplicate]

I am working with the Upgrade to Sitecore 9 in Azure PaaS, however, I also need to switch the Azure Search to Solr that is compatible with the Sirecore 9 PaaS. I have tried looking for any ...
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Migrating Solr Core indexes to Azure Search indexes

I am midst of migrating a Sitecore project to Azure Paas offering. I've completed the deployment of the files (ie. dlls, configs, css, js, etc) and were able to do a complete unicorn sync. That looks ...
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Sitecore Rebuild Index: Request size exceeded Azure Search Service limits

During index rebuild at Azure, I am getting error System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.AggregateException: One or ...
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Sitecore indexing commit policy Executor

There are several sitecore indexing commit policy executor like Sitecore.ContentSearch.TimeIntervalCommitPolicy and Sitecore.ContentSearch.ModificationCountCommitPolicy I want to know the ...
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Azure Search Boosting not working

We're using the content search api to search through our Azure Search index, everything works fine but boosting does not work. However, when we switch from Azure search provider config to the Lucene ...
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Using Geospatial Features Implemented in SXA with a Custom Search Index - Run-time Error

After manually implementing support for the Edm.GeographyPoint field type (per Is it possible to get Azure Search to support EDM.GeographyPoint?), I was happy to notice an answer on a related question ...
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Whole Phrase Searching in Azure

I am trying to search a Sitecore Azure Index using whole phrase searching, rather than single words. For example: "applying for a job" is matching all individual of the words in the phrase, rather ...
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Sitecore Azure Search - Invalid field name

while rebuilding the sitecore_master_index the rebuild is taking forever and when taking a look at the logs i found several errors similar to the below. any idea ? Thank you 17064 2017:06:16 17:29:...
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I'm getting a YSOD error when trying to use ContentSearch in Azure PaaS

I'm using Sitecore 8.2 Update 1 as PaaS on Azure. I've added some new code that is giving me a strange error. Edit: Added more complete code using (var context = ContentSearchManager....
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Check if boost rule has been applied to an item

I am implementing functionality to push certain items in my content tree down in search results depending on a "discontinued" checkbox field. I have created a rule item under /sitecore/system/Settings/...
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Index errors on start up on Azure environment

When starting our application we are seeing lots of these entries: 2017-06-29T08:38:59 PID[60944] Error 8168 08:38:59 ERROR Custodian.UpdateIndexTimestampTimerTick. Update index last updated ...
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Switch OnRebuildIndex using Azure Search

I'm using Azure search in Sitecore 8.2 update 1 version, looking for configuration to set switch on rebuild index. Every time when we do rebuilding indexes, we are seeing downtime with empty results. ...
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My index on Content Delivery does not match with CM and is not updating anymore on Azure PAAS - Sitecore 9.0.2

We noticed that our CD environment gave different results from the index compared to the CM environment. We did some more checks and found that the index on CD was also not updating anymore. It did ...
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Can Azure Search be combined with on premises Sitecore hosting?

We are preparing a Sitecore upgrade and looking into Azure Search for indexing. Can anyone tell me if Azure Search can be comined with on premises hosting? Or do you need to host Sitecore in Azure to ...
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Remove custom templates from sitecore master index

We are using Sitecore 8.2 update 3 and azure search for indexing.Azure search has limitation of 1000 fields so what we are planning to do is to remove the custom templates from the ...
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Azure Search index including too many fields

Configuration: Sitecore 9.0.2, Azure PaaS As most of us know by now, Azure Search has a hard limit on the number of fields that can be added to an index (1000). To resolve this issue in our ...
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Azure Search duplicate results for multilingual countries in same site with different language versions

We have a multi-lingual site where the group of countries (say for example Asia Region) is hosted in one Site folder. Thus Home, Pages, Settings have different language versions (zh-HK, en-HK, en-AU)...
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How are boosting values used for sorting when searching against multiple boosted fields

How are boosted fields handled in Sitecore ContentSearch when there are multiple indexed fields with different boosting values? Is there some formula to calculate the result ordering and is this ...
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Invalid field names in Azure Search

I am getting the following when trying to build my index: The request is invalid. Details: definition : Invalid field name: 'end date'. Field names must begin with a letter and can contain only ...
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How to get the page of a rendering used in a page in search

I have to implement Azure search but would like to try with Lucene first in the local setup. I am following this example by @kamsar 1.Created the SubcontentField class 2.Created the patch config and ...
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Multilist fields and Azure Search

I'm working on a Sitecore Azure PaaS instance using the Azure Marketplace ARM template which sets up Azure Search. For much of the project things are OK, but I'm having difficulty with Multilist ...
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Azure Search and Date fields

I'm using 8.2 Update-3 with the Azure Toolkit 1.1, deployed to Web App. I've got a template with a Date field on it, and I took a search class that works with Lucene and Solr like this: [IndexField("...
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Azure search exception when publishing

I have an issue where I see the following exception when trying to publish an item for a particular template: Exception: Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure.Schema.SchemaMergeException Message: Conflict ...
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Unable to rebuild indexes for azure search

Using sc8.2u3 I have the azure connection string setup and have enabled all azure configs. Disabled all lucene configs. I haven't made any changes to the default config settings and also there are ...
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PostFailedForSomeDocumentsException: Partial success for insert or update. Some documents succeeded

It looks similar to this post, but it's not Sitecore Azure Search - Invalid field name In Azure Paas, Sitecore control panel, I am trying to index my custom search index 'generic_search_master' and ...
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Azure Deployment Slot Processing Events and Updating Indexes

We have a deployment slot that we deploy to, which we then warm up, and then swap with the live slot so that we can achieve zero downtime deployment on PaaS. This works very well in general. However, ...
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ContentSearch Where vs Filter

When using the ContentSearch API what is the difference in using Where vs Filter and can this have any influence on the results? From the Sitecore documentation : Filtering is similar to using ...
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Getting the primary Azure Search Index name after index re-build

We are using Azure Search on Sitecore 8.2 update 7 and have enabled switch on rebuild. This is documented here: https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/91/platform-administration-and-architecture/en/zero-...
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How is the name of the primary index name stored when using SwitchOnRebuild in Azure Search?

We are using Azure Search for a custom index and I have SwitchOnRebuild enabled in my config patch. <!-- USE SWITCHONREBUILD Determines if Azure Search provider uses SwitchOnRebuild() ...
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ContentSearch predicates for filtering on a multilist field

I'm trying to figure out why certain code is needed in order for a content search query to work with Azure search. I have a multilist field which is indexed by the default indexer in Sitecore, meaning ...
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Sitecore Azure Search - There is no appropriate index for /sitecore - {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111}

I have a Sitecore 9.0.1 instance running in Azure and uses Azure Search. My search index is working as far as I know and can be rebuilt. Earlier this week, I hit the problem with Sitecore Azure ...
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Sitecore Azure Index AddIncludedTemplate not adding base templates items to index

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"> <ISearch>{30AFB887-AE6E-...
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Index has not been initialized on content delivery server

I'm using Sitecore on Azure, and I followed the wizard to create a project with a CD and a CM. I have a custom index SinglePageUrl on both of them with a web and a master version to Rewrite some ...