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Manage full-text indexes by using Windows PowerShell (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

A full-text index is used to index groups of managed properties, which allows a search query to be run across multiple properties at the same time. You must use a full-text index to achieve ranked results for queries.

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Define a full-text index with a corresponding rank profile by using Windows PowerShell

The following procedure creates a new full-text index, creates a new rank profile, and associates the full-text index to the rank profile by using the FullTextIndexRankCollection interface.

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  4. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following commands:

    $NewFTI = New-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndex -Name "<NewFullTextIndexName>" -Description "<NewFullTextIndexDescription>"
    $NewRP = New-FASTSearchMetadataRankProfile -Name "<NewRankProfileName>"
    $RCList = $NewRP.GetFullTextIndexRanks()
    $RCList.Create($NewFTI)
    

    Where:

    • $NewFTI is the full-text index object of the new full-text index.

    • <NewFullTextIndexName> is the name of the new full-text index.

    • <NewFullTextIndexDescription> is a textual description of the new full-text index.

    • $NewRP is the rank profile object of the new rank profile.

    • <NewRankProfileName> is the name of the new rank profile.

    • $RCList is the list of existing full-text index rank components for the new rank component.

note Note:

When you create a new full-text index, it will be created with the default values for its properties. If you want to set properties to non-default values, you will have to do that after you have created the full-text index.

note Note:

When you create a new rank profile, it will be created with the default values for its properties. If you want to set properties to non-default values, you will have to do that after you have created the rank profile. When you create a new rank profile, you can also provide an existing rank profile as a template specifying the "-Template" parameter when you use the New-FASTSearchMetadataRankProfile Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

note Note:

When you create a new rank profile, it has the default full-text index as its full-text index rank component. If you want to associate your rank profile with another full-text index, you must create a new full-text index rank component in your rank profile. It will be added as a second full-text index rank component to the rank profile. Then you delete the default full-text index rank component after you have created the new one.

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Modify the list of full-text index rank components for a rank profile by using Windows PowerShell

If you want to modify the list of full-text index rank components for a rank profile, you must traverse the list of full-text index rank components and modify the individual full-text index rank component.

The following procedure shows how you can delete the full-text index rank component that is associated with the default full-text index.

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  4. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following commands:

    $NewRP = Get-FASTSearchMetadataRankProfile -Name "<NewRankProfileName>"
    $RCList = $NewRP.GetFullTextIndexRanks()
    foreach ($FTIRankComponent in $RCList) 
    {
       if($FTIRankComponent.FullTextIndexReference.Name.Equals("<DefaultFTIName>"))
       { 
          $FTIRankComponent.Delete()
       }
    }
    
    

    Where:

    • <NewRankProfileName> is the name of the new rank profile.

    • $NewRP is the rank profile object of the new rank profile.

    • $RCList is the list of existing full-text index rank components for the rank profile.

    • <DefaultFTIName> is the name of the default full-text index (in a default configuration this is named "content").

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