Searching the text of a collection of documents or free text fields in a database to find those containing a word or combination of words.

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How to set full text catalog location SQL Server 2008/2012

I want to upgrade my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2012. In SQL Server 2005 you can set the location of the full text catalog when you create it. But in SQL Server 2012 (and in SQL Server ...
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Why does simple ALTER TABLE command take so long on table with full-text index?

I have a large (~67 million rows) name-value table that has full-text indexing on the value column (DataValue). My question is: If I try to run the following sql command: ALTER TABLE VisitorData ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Most Efficient Full Text Search Field Type

In SQL Server 2008 R2, what is the most efficient column type to store data enabling full text search? I can currently see two options, nvarchar and varbinary. Which one performs better and why? ...
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Can Oracle Text query return the terms found?

I am querying an Oracle 10g database. The database contains a table with documents that has an oracle text index. I query the database using a query like SELECT SCORE(1), title from news WHERE ...
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Alternatives to LIKE and FTS for mid name search

I have a question about what are the alternatives for LIKE '%%' and Full-Text Search when it comes to searching organisation names, firstnames, surnames, etc. The LIKE '%%' causes table scan, however ...
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MySQL Full Text index issue

I Have a table articles with following data mysql> select * from articles; +----+-----------------------+------------------------------------------+ | id | title | body ...
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MySQL full text search ranking

I found in this article the formula that MySQL use to ranking in FTS w = (log(dtf)+1)/sumdtf * U/(1+0.0115*U) * log((N-nf)/nf) Where dtf is the number of times the term appears in the ...
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Can I get similar Full Text Search functionality without using Full-Text Search?

Normally, I wouldn't post this kind of question here, but I can't seem to find anyone who has actually used SQL Server Full Text Search, so I'm posting here. I'm creating a solution for a client that ...
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FULLTEXT index ignored in BOOLEAN MODE with 'number of words' conditional

fulltext match is ignoring its index when I add a number of words conditional for its boolean mode. The selects are as follows: explain select * from seeds WHERE MATCH(text) AGAINST ("mount ...
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Are there disadvantages to using Full-Text Search in SQL Server?

Are there disadvantages to using Full-Text Search in SQL Server? Is there much of an increased CPU or memory load on the server?
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Is it better to use FREETEXT or CONTAINS Full Text Searches when searching by single characters

I am trying to come up with the most efficient way to search for records in a collection of about 130,000 total records. The long, short of it is we have about 130,000 Active Directory records. I am ...
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Where are Full-Text indexes in SSMS 2008 R2

I created a new database, a few tables, and full-text index & catalog using SQL Server Management Studio without any problem. I wanted to copy the T-SQL creation scripts for each of those to ...
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What does “GIN doesn't support full index scans” mean?

I'm a RDBMS newbie and I have a PostgreSQL database of more than 50 millions lines, growing everyday. There is a column 'text', which contains human-generated text of around 20 words. I need to be ...
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SQL Server 2008 Containstable generate negative rank with weighted_term

I have a table with full text search enabled on Title column. I try to make a weighted search with a containstable but i get an Arithmetic overflow for the Rank value. The query is as follow SELECT ...
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SQL 2008, how does it link Full Text Catalog to a filegroup

While creating Full Text Catalog, if "on filegroup" is specified - it creates the catalog on this file, but on MSDN I read "On Filegroup" clause has no affect?
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Mysql fulltext boolean ignore phrase

I'm trying to come up with a mysql boolean search that matches "monkey" but ignores / doesn't take into account any matches of "monkey business". Something like the following is the general idea but ...
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Should SQL full text search match the value test2 when searching for test?

if i have table data that is indexed using full text search in Microsoft SQL server 2005 that includes raw table data such as "test2" should a query using FTS find a match if the search string is ...
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Why doesn't FTS match any records?

I created an indexed view with a few fields that i created a full text search based on these fields. here is my view: alter VIEW vFullTextSearch WITH SCHEMABINDING AS SELECT M.Id as MessageId, ...
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create a FTS in sql2005 on multile fields in multiple tables?

How can I create a Full Text Search catalog on 3 fields where one is in a second table?
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How to install SQL Server Express 2005 with Full text search

I am in need to Install SQL server 2005 Express edition with Full Text Search capability. I don't know what to download and the order of installing the Database management system. Could someone ...
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How to get the Oracle Text Index's underlying Virtual XML Document?

The Oracle Text Reference 10g states that when we index our table using multi-column datastore, the system concatenates the text columns, tagging the column text, and indexes the text as a virtual XML ...