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 FullTextCatalog object exposes the properties of a single Microsoft Search persistent data store.
Microsoft Search enables full-text queries on data maintained by Microsoft SQL Server. The service builds both the indexes providing full-text query capability and participates in query resolution by providing result data during a full-text query. Index data is maintained within a full-text catalog. A FullTextCatalog object exposes the properties of a Microsoft Search full-text catalog.
With the FullTextCatalog object, you can:
Define a new Microsoft Search full-text catalog.
Rebuild the Microsoft Search full-text catalog.
Control index population.
Remove a Microsoft Search full-text catalog.
The Name property of a FullTextCatalog object uses the SQL Server data type sysname. The value of the Name property must be unique within a SQL Server database.
By default, a user must have database owner permissions to create, remove, or modify Microsoft Search full-text catalogs.
|The FullTextCatalog object is compatible with instances SQL Server version 7.0 and later. However, the FullTextCatalog2 object extends the functionality of the FullTextCatalog object for use with features that were introduced in SQL Server 2000.|