There doesn't seem to be documentation about the limitations and/or not supported features in the EPiServer Find developer index.
Marcus says in this thread that there is a 5MB file size limit in developer index.
The synonyms feature seems not to be supported either as it gives: 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied when loading the Find UI (manage) when looking at the requests made when the UI is loaded (firebug or other tool).
Same if you try to add a synonym you can see that the post is made to: /[PROTECTED_MODULES_ROOT_PATH]/Find/proxy/_admin/synonym/
and you get the same Access denied response.
Any plans to support synonyms in developer index?
I do belive that sunonyms should be supported with a dev index. Could be that you need to add statistics to it though.
Go to http://find.episerver.com/MyServices and click the add statistics for the index your using.
There is an update coming where synonyms will be supported on dev indices as well.
I have the same situation with synonyms in developer index generating 403 error.
Is there any date decided for this update? This week, this month...?
Could I get synonyms to work in development in other way, while waiting for this update?
This is scheduled for the 8.9 release that is to be released in the upcomming weeks.
Is this problem with synonyms only for developer index?
If we start using correct/production index now, should the synonyms work then?
This is ONLY for development indices created on find.episerver.com. For production/test indices ordered from Hosting synonyms works.
@Petter: yes statistics are in use already.
@Per-Olof: production works without problems (as Henrik also stated)
@Henrik: Great to hear that dev index will start to support synonyms.
Would be nice if this information came up when ordering/creating the index.
Some kind of notice/dashboard with information regarding that these features are not included in the development index.You could show som up-time maintinance info etc limitations etc there as well.
Any date set for the next release?
I forgot to update this thread when we released but for future reference the development indices now supports synonyms.
Nice! Thanks for the update
@Henrik, great news :)