Join Chander Dhall for an in-depth discussion in this video Field types, part of Azure Search for Developers.
- [Instructor] These are some of the field types that are supported as of now. As you can guess, Edm.String is simple string text that can optionally be tokenized for full text search. And that's where we use stemmers or breaking the word behind the scenes and that's how it works. Well the next one is collection, which is in this case a collection of strings. And what does that really mean? It's a list of strings that can still be tokenized for a full text search if need be.
And one thing to keep in mind is that there is no upper limit on the number of items that a collection can have, but then there's a 16 megabits upper limit of the payload size that applies to collections. So that's something we got to keep in mind, but that's a lot. You will probably never run into it. And as you know Boolean has two files and we have two kind of integer values. One is integer 32, 64, and if you have larger numbers or numbers that acquire floating points, you're better off going with Double and then you also have the DateTimeOffset, which is in the Odata v4 format and that's what you would use if you're using DateTime.
And then if you want a geographical location on the globe, you're going to end up using GeographyPoint.
- Querying and indexing
- Creating a search service
- Using APIs during searching
- Importing JSON data
- Handling synonyms
- Working with suggestors and facets