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SQL Server Full Text Search - .rtf files incorrectly indexed by rtf tags

I've set up a full-text index on my SQL Server DB on a varbinary(max) column. I have a type column specified, which contains the extension of the file, such a ".doc", ".pdf" etc. However, I have ...
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How do I use an Ispell dictionary with Postgres text search?

Postgres can use Ispell-compatible dictionaries in text search, but does not provide the required files.
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PostgreSQL FTS and Trigram-similarity Query Optimization

I have recently started working on PostgreSQL and I have around 12M rows to handle in which I want to apply Full Text Search. I don't have any prior experience in handling such databases. I have tried ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Stopword Error [closed]

I am doing an exercise in Microsoft 70-461 certification book (written by Itzik Ben-Gan) In chapter 6-Query Full text data. I run the following query to create a stopword list. The system showed me ...
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Prefix full text search with numbers in SQL Server

If I create the following table in SQL Server 2008 R2: CREATE TABLE test( id BIGINT IDENTITY NOT NULL, value VARCHAR(10), CONSTRAINT test_pk PRIMARY KEY (id) ); CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG ...
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Language difference in full text search for numeric strings

If I create this table on SQL Server 10.50.2550 (SQL Server 2008 R2): CREATE TABLE test( id BIGINT IDENTITY NOT NULL, number VARCHAR(10), CONSTRAINT test_pk PRIMARY KEY (id) ); CREATE FULLTEXT ...
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MySQL Regex matching newline or end of string

I have a text column in mysql which contains some values separated by a newline. I want now to query by these values and thought a regex should help me with that by doing something like: SELECT * ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Search: combining proximity term and thesaurus

Scenario I am developing a full-text search over a products table. The full-text indexed field of th table contains a brief description of the product, the name of the category and the product code. ...
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How to repair all indexes in a MySQL database?

My database got corrupted, and now the php app is throwing this error: Invalid query: Can't find FULLTEXT index matching the column list The error is not very useful, since it doesn't say what ...
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to use full text search or not?

In my web app, I have a web page for admins that displays the following fields: user id (numeric) device id(numeric) device description (text) cell phone number (text) user name (string ... but ...
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mysql match against boolean mode

I'm using MATCH AGAINST in boolean mode to add a simple search functionality to my site. The column to be searched is varchar, with no full text index. The column value can be alphanumeric, all ...
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SQL Server full text indexing disabled

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 server instance where I'm unable to use full text catalogs. It was upgraded from SQL Server 2008. When I go to the database properties of an existing database or try to ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Full Text Search [Break word - Underscore]

Let's say I want to search for a list containing 'PS3': SELECT * FROM [TABLE] WHERE CONTAINS(Title, 'PS3') When the Title is proceeded by an underscore it will not return it. Oblivion-PS3 -> Good ...
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Sql server full text search performance with additional conditions

We have a performance problem with SQL Server (2008 R2) Full text search. When we have additional where conditions to full-text search condition, it gets too slow. Here is my simplified query: ...
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Designing a user table, FName LName v.s Username

I did some research on different ways of getting user's name. Some database designers prefer to have a username that contains first name and last name with space separator, and some other designers ...
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Sphinx: Indexer causes MySQL to hang

Not sure what's going on. I run indexer --all --rotate When it finishes mysql hangs and not accepting new connections. from my observation as soon as indexer finishes, all update,insert,delete ...
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ERROR: text search configuration name “english” must be schema-qualified [closed]

Trying to do some full text searching with postgres and when running the following command UPDATE "EMAIL" SET PostText = to_tsvector('pg_catalog.english', "TEXT"); I'm getting the error: ERROR: ...
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How do I avoid duplicate rows using FREETEXT?

I have the following query: SELECT cat.CategoryId,cat.CategoryName,cat.CategoryImageURL,cat.CategoryImageData, ap.AppName,ap.AppImageData,ap.AppDetails,ap.AppId FROM Category cat,App ap WHERE ...
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Full-text Search XML Properties

I'm trying to determine whether I can retrieve a property (attribute) value from an xml blob stored in a FILESTREAM-enabled column using Full-text search. Here is a sample where message is a ...
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Fulltext search returning too many rows

Server: MySQL 5.1.66-0+squeeze1 My problem: I have two databases with the same tables. One is for the testing environment and one for production. When I perform a MATCH AGAINST on the prodution ...
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Full text search through many tables in MySQL

We have high traffic NEWS websites, I want to add a feature that every user can search through over all content of site, such as news, polls, comments, galleries,etc . Each of contents type has its ...
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Does full text search works with characters?

I have successfully created an FTS index on a column where we have stored the name of medicines e.g: Amoxicillin 250mg capsules 21 capsule Verapamil 160mg tablets 100 tablet When I search with the ...
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FTs catalog in SQL Server for multiple FT index

I have created one catalog for FTS index, can the same catalog be used by by another table in index.
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Full text catalog does not allow me to hit on singular forms

I have created a full text catalog for a column under database name -> "Storage" -> Full Text Catalogs. It is accent sensitive and "default catalog" is set to false. The language for the column ...
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Full text query slow on first run [closed]

I have SQL Server database which has size of 65GB and 6 million rows. We have essays in tables and the average size of an essay is 450 words. When I run a query for the first time, it takes 3-10 ...
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Fixing wildcard expansion resulting in too many terms error (DRG-51030)

How can I resolve the wildcard_maxterm problem in Oracle 10g? My index creation syntax is: begin ctx_ddl.drop_preference('SUBSTRING_PREF'); end; / begin ...
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Installing Full Text Search to SQL Server 2008 R2

I installed sql server 2008 R2 Express successfully, then realised I need to get Full Text Search. So I downloaded the "Advanced Services Installation Package", but when I run it there is no option in ...
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Mysql key_buffer_size already 16GB but some fulltext searches are still slow

I have a query w/ full text search which takes 5 - 10 secs. key_buffer_size is already 16GB. Table has 15 million records and has a compound fulltext index on fields: categories and company. Table ...
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Full-text Catalog Corruption

I have a SQL Server 2005 database that I backed up and restored onto a new server running SQL Server 2012. So far so good. This morning I had a really bad power outage and the new server went down. ...
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How do I rebuild single full text catalog (or why is “rebuild” full text catalog option disabled)

In SSMS. I have Full Text Catalog defined. If I select "Full Text Catalogs" folder - there is an option "Rebuild All" and it is enabled. But if I select individual FTC - "Rebuild" option (in context ...
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What are safe characters to use in SQL Server Full Text Search? [closed]

I've been playing with full text search on SQL Server 2012. I must say my attempts to target special characters in search queries were futile - SS does not understand them. What's more, sometimes the ...
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MYSQL matching one column to another in a different table via a FULLTEXT index

I current have two different tables. The first table has a list of titles and IDs associated to these titles, the second table is a list of random heading. What I would like to know is if there is a ...
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Full text search on multiple tables in PostgreSQL

I have several tables that have related data. I want to have a search input box on the dashboard of the system that will search for anything (client, invoice, delivery note, ...). Is it possible to ...
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Searching for keywords in fulltext indexes using the “contains” function

Lets assume "and" is not a stopword, in my language it should not be. How do I search for it using the contains function? It is a keyword, but how do I escape the keywordness? No luck with: SELECT ...
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Fulltext search limiting users possibilities

We have a web site with a search box. The search uses a fulltext index column. However, we just cant feed the text the user has input into this stored procedure. CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[SearchPages] ...
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Full-text search with german umlauts

I created a table using German (Germany) as the Full-text language, in the settings I tried setting accent sensitivity to both sensitive and insensitive. I, however, get following odd results. The ...
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Updating an FTS indexed column returns “Invalid InnoDB FTS Doc ID”

Environment: Ubuntu 12.04 (and 13.04) MySQL 5.6.11 I have a table which has a full text index on it (real table has much more columns and rows): DROP TABLE IF EXISTS articles; CREATE TABLE ...
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How much data can SQL Server full text indexing handle?

I realize that the question is vague and it depends on hardware and our needs. We currently have 5 million rows of data, a total of 5GB of data which we want to index using full text indexing. Our ...
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Why does GO affect my SELECT? [closed]

I am experiencing a very weird behaviour from the Management Studio GO. I am following the full-Text Search tutorial and I run the following query over adventure works SELECT ...
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Longest prefix search in Oracle

I have a list of phone number prefixes defined for large number of zones (in query defined by gvcode and cgi). I need to efficiently find a longest prefix that matches given number PHONE_NR. I use ...
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custom population of full text index

Is there any way to populate a full text search index without storing the backing information in the database? I don't mean using remote-blob-storage or FILESTREAM types. The backing information is a ...
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Audit full text activity

I need to find when and which user created full text catalog, and who added/modified/deleted the columns (that were full text indexed) in that full text catalog.
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Can I use the database and query it while full-text indexing?

I need to index my database, but I need to query it while it is indexing, it may take a long time, can I do that?
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Reorganize full text catalog is offline or online?

I need to schedule a Full Text Search Maintenance and I was reading this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176095.aspx. Reading this documentation I am supposing that I need to ...
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BM25 (full-text search) implementation in SQL Server

I've hit a stump, while trying to implement the BM25 algorithm in SQL Server 2008 R2. I know that SQL Server includes the Full-Text Search option, which already implements a variant of BM25, but I ...
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Full-text search migration 2005 -> 2012 (.ndf file?)

So I'm trying to figure out the details for migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. I tried to do restore and backup of a DB from 2005 to 2012. This worked well and for the text search ...
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Combining full-text-search queries

I have two tables in a SQL Server database with basic fulltext indexes: CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG table1_catalog; CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX ON table1 ( name1 ) KEY INDEX pk_table1 ON ...
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maintaining full text index on large table

I'm on SQL Server 2008 and have a table, for reporting purposes, with 500,000 records that will easily reach the millions. The table will employ a full text index for rapid searching on a handful of ...
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Fulltext stoplist replication

In MS SQL Server 2008 R2 there is replication of table with fulltext index on it. But stoplist that is associated with replicated fulltext index doesn't replicate. Is there any possibility to ...
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MySQL - SQL statement to test minimum length of the word 'ft_min_word_len'

I'm trying to understand FULLTEXT indexes. Is there some SQL query to test 'ft_min_word_len' variable? I've tried to match four characters only in the example below but it doesn't work. Why the ...