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Search index: Azure search

Azure search is the recommended full text search solution for Cosmos DB.

Azure search integration

Linkurious requires an index on nodes to perform a search. If you do not have a configured index yet, you can create one via the azure portal.

Additionally, you can create an index on edges if you want search them as well with Linkurious.

Please review the description of each index attributes and make sure the label field is marked as filterable. Linkurious will not be able to use the index otherwise.


To edit the AzureSearch data-source configuration, you can either use the Web user-interface or edit the configuration file located at linkurious/data/config/production.json.

Example configuration:

  "dataSources": [
      "graphdb": {
        "vendor": "cosmosDb",
        "url": "",
        "database": "your-graph-database",
        "collection":  "your-collection",
        "primaryKey": "your-account-primary-key"
      "index": {
        "vendor": "azureSearch",
        "url": "",
        "apiKey": "your-search-service-admin-api-key",
        "nodeIndexName": "your-node-index-name",
        "edgeIndexName": "your-edge-index-name"

Supported index options with Azure search:

  • url (required): URL of the search service
  • apiKey (required): Primary Admin Key of the search service
  • nodeIndexName (required): Name of the node index of your graph database
  • edgeIndexName (optional): Name of the edge index of your graph database

Please refer to the Azure search online documentation for details on how to load data into Azure search.

Note that today, in Azure Search, it's not possible to search on numbers or dates. If you are interested in this feature, please get in touch.