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


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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