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Full-text search on multiple tables in a database(MS SQL Server 2000)?

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For example, we have 3 tables : Employee, Branch_Office, Designation, and their relationships are as following:
Branch_Oficce
(
   BranchID (PK)
   BranchName
.....
)
Designation
(
   DesignationID (PK)
   DesginationName
.....
)
Employee
(
    EmployeCode (PK)
    BranchID (FK) (reference to Branch_Office PK)
    DesignationCode (FK) (reference to Designaiton PK)
)
Assume we have an employee (for example, EmployeeCode='E0001') works in Branch_Office(BranchID='B001', BranchName='California') and works as Designation(DesginationID='D0001', DesignationName='Administrator').
My problem is that I cannot full-text search an employee base on their BranchName or DesignationName.
It seems that full-text index created on only one table.
Can I full-text search on BranchName or DesignationName of an employee in this situation?
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>It seems that full-text index created on only one table.<<
That is correct.

>>Can I full-text search on BranchName or DesignationName of an employee in this situation?<<
There is nothing to stop you joining these three tables and doing Full Text search on all tables, something like:

Select *
From Employee e
        Inner Join Branch_Office b On e.BanchID = b.BranchID
        Inner Join Designation d on e.DesignationCode = d.DesignationID
Where Contains(Branch_Office.*, 'California')
           Or Contains(Designation.*, 'Administrator')
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by:Bob Learned
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You can create full-text indexes for more than one table.

Bob
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
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>>You can create full-text indexes for more than one table.<<
Absolutely.  Perhaps I misunderstood the question.

In any case, there is an error in my query, it should read:
Select *
From Employee e
        Inner Join Branch_Office b On e.BanchID = b.BranchID
        Inner Join Designation d on e.DesignationCode = d.DesignationID
Where Contains(b.*, 'California')
           Or Contains(d.*, 'Administrator')
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by:tinh911
ID: 11702335
>>It seems that full-text index created on only one table.<<
Sorry for my bad explanation. My idea is that when we create full-text search index in Enterprise Manager, we can only choose ONE table. We can not choose more table in a full-text search index. Maybe I got confused at that time. So, forget my idea. :-).

to acperkins:
Your query:
Select *
From Employee e
        Inner Join Branch_Office b On e.BanchID = b.BranchID
        Inner Join Designation d on e.DesignationCode = d.DesignationID
Where Contains(b.*, 'California')
           Or Contains(d.*, 'Administrator')
 It seems that we have to create full-text search index in both Branch_Office and Designation table. Right?
OK, I'll try it!
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by:Bob Learned
ID: 11703559
I was only trying to say that you can repeat the operation of creating an index for each table that needs full-text searches--not having more than one table in the index.

Bob
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>It seems that we have to create full-text search index in both Branch_Office and Designation table. Right?<<
Yes, that is correct.
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by:tinh911
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Thank you, all my experts!
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