Server.FullTextService Property

Gets the Microsoft Search full-text service implementation for the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)


Public ReadOnly Property FullTextService As FullTextService
public FullTextService FullTextService { get; }
property FullTextService^ FullTextService {
    FullTextService^ get ();
/** @property */
public FullTextService get_FullTextService ()
public function get FullTextService () : FullTextService

Property Value

A FullTextService object that specifies the full-text service implementation on the instance of SQL Server.


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The FullTextService object can be used to change the settings for Microsoft Search. This includes settings such as the default location to store full-text search catalogs.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")
'Reference the ProductCategory table.
Dim tb As Table
tb = db.Tables("ProductCategory", "Production")
'Define a FullTextCatalog object variable by specifying the parent database and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim ftc As FullTextCatalog
ftc = New FullTextCatalog(db, "Test_Catalog")
ftc.IsDefault = True
'Create the Full Text Search catalog on the instance of SQL Server.
'Define a FullTextIndex object varaible by supplying the parent table argument in the constructor.
Dim fti As FullTextIndex
fti = New FullTextIndex(tb)
'Define a FullTextIndexColumn object variable by supplying the parent index and column name arguements in the constructor.
Dim ftic As FullTextIndexColumn
ftic = New FullTextIndexColumn(fti, "Name")
'Add the indexed column to the index.
fti.ChangeTracking = ChangeTracking.Automatic
'Specify the unique index on the table that is required by the Full Text Search index.
fti.UniqueIndexName = "AK_ProductCategory_Name"
'Specify the catalog associated with the index.
fti.CatalogName = "Test_Catalog"
'Create the Full Text Search index on the instance of SQL Server.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also


Server Class
Server Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create a Full-Text Search Service in Visual Basic .NET
Implementing Full-Text Search
Managing Servers

Change History



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