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SQL Server 2000, Full Text

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Hi,

I am using sql server 2000 and I have setup full text indexing on a few columns in this table.  I am using the following sql.

SELECT c.*
FROM company c
WHERE CONTAINS(companyName, ' "S*" ')

This query works, but for some reason (I think because I am using CONTAINS) I am getting a record back that does not start with S as the first word, its actually the 3rd work in this particular companyName and its coming back and in my resultset.

I get this in the resultset:   ABC IT Solutions, Inc.

I want it to only look at the first letter of the companyName.  I tried using Left() but to no avail.  It appears it sees the word Solutions  when I do s*.  The docs say this should work I believe.

Any help appreciated

-ws

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