Full text search not working though Full-Text Catalogs are available

Full text search not working though Full-Text Catalogs are available

Post by Girish Raj » Sat, 28 Aug 2004 01:07:23


We have a SPS 2003 installation on our network with SQL Server 2000(Full
text search installed).

The problem is that, when I search for a term say 'California' in the home
page, I get only two results (Lists).
But there are a lot of docs that has 'California' within it but are not
present in the search results.

Our full-text catalog on the site DB seems good as it has total of 71941
Items, 258027 unique keys and 26 MB of content.

To test the full-text catalog, I ran the following query,
"select count(*) from Docs where contains(content,'California')"
and the query gave me a result of 119.

I am wondering why those 119 documents didn't show up in the search results.

Also under,
Site Settings > Configure Search and Indexing >Include file types,
doc,pdf, ppt are all included but they don't show up in the search results.

Has someone encountered this before?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
-Girish Raja.
 
 
 

Full text search not working though Full-Text Catalogs are available

Post by Mike Wals » Sat, 28 Aug 2004 01:15:20

There is an SPS 2003 newsgroup which might be better for this.

As far as I know (note this IS the WSS newsgroup) SPS 2003's Full-Text
search only searches the WSS sites and not information that you have in the
SPS 2003 "layer".

See now why posting to SPS 2003 at microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver
is a better idea - they KNOW how SPS 2003's Full-text search works.

Mike Walsh, Helsinki, Finland
WSS FAQ at http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Please post questions to the newsgroup only.




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