When to use Full-Text Searching

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
When to use Fill Text Searching? On which data types?
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    >>When to use Fill Text Searching?

    Full-text search supports query expansion (and in particular, its variant blind query expansion). This is generally useful when a search phrase is too short, which often means that the user is relying on implied knowledge that the full-text search engine lacks. For example, a user searching for database may really mean that MySQL, Oracle, DB2, and RDBMS all are phrases that should match databases and should be returned, too.

    Pls go thru this..

    >>On which data types?

    Full-text indexes can be used only with MyISAM tables, and can be created only for CHAR, VARCHAR, or TEXT columns.

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