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Use valid Cognitive Search service names#

Operational Excellence · AI Search · Rule · 2021_06 · Awareness

AI Search service names should meet naming requirements.


When naming Azure resources, resource names must meet service requirements. The requirements for AI Search (Previously known as Cognitive Search) service names are:

  • Between 2 and 60 characters long.
  • Lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • The first two and last one character must be a letter or a number.
  • AI Search service names must be globally unique.


Consider using names that meet Azure AI Search service naming requirements. Additionally consider naming resources with a standard naming convention.


This rule does not check if Azure AI Search service names are unique.