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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 Configure and Manage Stopwords and Stoplists for Full-Text Search.

To use SQL Server Management Studio to change stoplist properties


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.


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.

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