FAST Search Server 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-04

Creates a new category for crawled properties.

New-FASTSearchMetadataCategory -Name <String> -Propset <Guid>

This cmdlet creates a new category for crawled properties. A category is identified by its name and its property set global unique identifier (GUID).

All crawled properties that are members of a category share the same property set GUID as the category.


Parameter Required Type Description




The name of the new category.




The property set Global Unique Identifier (GUID) assigned to this category. A GUID is a 128-bit integer that has a very low probability of being duplicated. The GUID can be specified either in the form of a System.Guid object, or as a 128-bit integer with the format “xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx”. A crawled property can only be mapped to one category at a time.

---------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------

$guid = [guid]::NewGuid()
New-FASTSearchMetadataCategory -Name ExampleCategory -Propset $guid

This example creates a category named “ExampleCategory” with a new GUID generated by the system. New crawled properties can then be mapped to this category by specifying the GUID when calling New-FASTSearchMetadataCrawledProperty or Set-FASTSearchMetadataCrawledProperty.

See Set-FASTSearchMetadataCategory for descriptions of category properties.