EnableFullTextCatalogs Method

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The EnableFullTextCatalogs method enables Microsoft Search full-text indexing on the referenced Microsoft SQL Server database.


.EnableFullTextCatalogs( )


  • object
    Expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.

Prototype (C/C++)

HRESULT EnableFullTextCatalogs( );




To enable full-text search on a SQL Server database for participation, enable the database using the EnableFullTextCatalogs method, then configure columns for full-text indexing and search using the FullTextCatalog object to define full-text catalogs.

A database is either enabled or disabled for full-text indexing and searching. When disabled, full-text index population is not performed for full-text catalogs defined on the database and full-text search in the database fails. A database may be disabled, and then reenabled without affecting full-text catalog definition.

Enabling a database for full-text indexing and search using the EnableFullTextCatalogs method does not alter full-text catalog contents. When enabling a database previously disabled, use the Rebuild method of the FullTextCatalog object to repopulate existing full-text catalogs.

Applies To:

Database Object