Switch Sitecore 9 From Solr to Azure Search -- Step-By-Step Instructions
David Ruckman, Senior Consultant
In a previous article I provided instructions on how to switch your Sitecore website from Azure Search to Solr. In this post I'll come at it from the other direction, switching from Solr to Azure Search.
Why would you want to do this? In my case, I'm developing a new Sitecore website which will have a production environment in an Azure PaaS, but I have a local development environment which I installed using SIF (which installs Solr as my search engine). While I could theoretically have Solr locally and use Azure Search in production (using gulp and config transforms), I strongly prefer to develop against the same kind of infrastructure that I will ultimately have in Production. So the solution for me was to change my local dev environment to use Azure Search.
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