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Querying the Full-Text Index in SQL Server

05 Dec
December 5, 2012

SQL Server provides Full-Text search capabilities through it’s Full-Text Index, a mature document search tool with neat features like thesaurus and stop-word integration as well as some semantic search and keyword extraction features in SQL Server 2012.

The Full-Text Index is used through 2 (scalar) functions CONTAINS and FREETEXT, and 2 (table-valued) functions CONTAINSTABLE and FREETEXTTABLE. In this post I will be briefly exploring the difference between each of those functions.

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