Suggestions are a killer feature for search – same applies to Azure Search!
Performance for the lookup of the possible options in combination with a large index is a key here – scale scale scale!
I released 0.7.0.0 version of the AzureSearchTool today.
I added all of the possible suggestion options – it’s a different search type so it needed a while to add it to my current implementation. But as the version number indicates, I am close to catching up with the main features. Did I mention that I added search as you type? And it generates this super verbose REST Url for you, too.
As of now all of the 12 query options for suggestions are implemented:
Maybe I will change the layout for suggestions soon – most of the times this feature will be used as type ahead – see this codeplex code as example:
Video – Suggestions in Action
Watch it in action, first without fuzzy then with it:
Next version – “facet all the things”
Before I release version 1.0 I will add facets support, that’s for sure! Maybe I will change the UX to support the facets visually – I will figure that one out while I implement it. Maybe I tackle the “Test Data” tab, too.
Do you have suggestions?
If so, please leave a comment or open an issue at the AzureSearchTool github page.
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