How to: Enable a Table for Full-Text Indexing (SQL Server Management Studio)

In SQL Server 2005, by default, all user-created databases are full-text enabled. Additionally, an individual table is automatically enabled for full-text indexing as soon as a full-text index is created on it and a column is added to the index. A table is automatically disabled for full-text indexing when the last column is dropped from its full-text index.

You can manually disable or reenable a table for full-text indexing by using SQL Server Management Studio.

To enable a table for full-text indexing

  1. Expand the server group, expand Databases, expand User Databases, and expand the database that contains the table you want to enable for full-text indexing.

  2. Right-click the table that you want to enable for full-text indexing.

  3. Select Full-Text index, and then click Enable Full-Text indexing.

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