Take the 2-minute tour ×
Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm new to full-text searches, and am curious about how to properly design the full-text catalogs. I have an "articles" table. I would like to do full-text search on both the "title" and the "body" at the same time.

Does this require two separate catalogs? If not, is it better to use two separate catalogs, or just one? If another unrelated table requires full-text indexing, should it be part of the same catalog, or a different one?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Just asked a Microsoft Certified Trainer during a developer course for SQL Server. He suggested using a single catalog, and having the two indexes, "title" and "body" in the same catalog.

The only thing to watch is with too many indexes in the same catalog, there is a greater chance for fragmentation within the catalog. With two columns though, this should not be a concern.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.