SQL Query Language


Indexing Service is no longer supported as of Windows XP and is unavailable for use as of Windows 8. Instead, use Windows Search for client side search and Microsoft Search Server Express for server side search.


In addition to its own Indexing Service Query Language, Indexing Service has supported queries in the SQL query language since Index Server 2.0. This provides expression of queries in a standard query language.

This section describes several features of the SQL query language and its extensions for Indexing Service. It consists of the following topics.

For a reference to the SQL query language and its extensions, see SQL Queries and SQL Extensions.