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"noise" words in fulltext

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The file "ftdata\noise.eng" contains all the words fulltext is ignoring like "all","after" and so on.
can i change this list to fit my needs?
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Anthony Perkins earned 100 total points
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Sure.  From MSDN:

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To prevent the full-text index from becoming bloated, noise-words (words that are too common to expedite the search, such as "a,"and,"the," and "therefore") are ignored. Noise-word lists for many languages are available in the directory \Mssql\Ftdata\Sqlserver\Config. And the set of supported languages is growing. The choice of a particular noise-word list is based on the language of the material that is file-format dependent during the filtering process. Some files set the language per section or paragraph; some specify it for the entire document. These noise-word lists should be sufficient for most operations, but they can be modified. Administrators can use a regular text editor to modify the contents of a list. For example, a computer company can add the word "computer" to its noise-word list.
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It does not explicitly say it, but I suspect you have to re-populate the full text search.

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I just confirmed it, you need to re-populate the full-text search catalogs, before any change to the noise-word file takes effect.

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Also, when you get a chance, please maintain your open questions:
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Anthony
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Dan,

Could you take a second look.  Not to "blow my own trumpet", but I believe I gave the correct answer.

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Thanks for the feedback acperkins.  
I'll get this off the auto-delete list and recommend your comment as the answer.
-- Dan
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per recommendation.

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