FAST Search Server 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-04

Creates a new full text index.

New-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndex -Description <String> -Name <String>

This cmdlet creates a new full text index in Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. A full text index can be searched by specifying the full text index name in a query. For example: ”extracontent:car” searches for the term “car” in the full text index named “extracontent”. If no full text index is specified, the default full text index is used. A relevancy score is calculated when searching the full text index, according to the rank profile specified in the query (or the default rank profile, if no rank profile is specified).

See Set-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndex for details about changing the default full text index for searching.

See Set-FASTSearchMetadataRankProfile for more details about rank profiles.

Use New-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndexMapping to create mappings from managed properties to a new full text index.


Parameter Required Type Description




Description of the full text index, including the type of content or which connector feeds the data.




Name of the new full text index.

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

New-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndex -Name CommonSharePoint -Description "Content from the common SharePoint site."

This example creates a new full text index named “CommonSharePoint”. After it has been created, you can map managed properties into the full text index. See New-FASTSearchMetadataFullTextIndexMapping for details about mapping properties into a full text index.