Full-Text Stoplist Properties

Use this dialog box to add or delete individual stopwords, delete all stopwords for a specific language, or clear the current stoplist. A stopword is a commonly used word that is included in a stoplist. The stopwords in a stoplist are omitted from full-text indexing for tables that use the stoplist. For more information, see Stopwords and Stoplists.

To use SQL Server Management Studio to change stoplist properties


  • Action
    Specifies the action that you want to perform.

    • Add stopword
      Add a commonly used word to the stoplist.

    • Delete stopword
      Delete a stopword from the stoplist.

    • Delete all stopwords
      Delete all the stopwords for a specific language.

    • Clear stoplist
      Clear the stoplist by deleting all the stopwords for all languages.

  • Stopword
    If you selected Add stopword or Delete stopword, enter the stopword in the Stopword field. A new stopword must be unique; that is, not yet in this stoplist for the language that you select.

  • Full-text language
    If you selected Add stopword, Delete stopword, or Delete all stopwords, select the language of the stopword or stopwords from the list box. This lists all the full-text languages that are supported by the server instance.