Full-Text indexing Blob datatype columns

Hi,

Is it possible to full-text index bolb datatype columns in MySQL which store files like PDF, DOC, XLS, TXT, etc. The requirement is to be able to search the file stored in in blob column.
ashishanandAsked:
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Full-text indexes can be used only with MyISAM tables, and can be created only for CHAR, VARCHAR, or TEXT column
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ashishanandAuthor Commented:
I'm aware that in MySQL FT can be create only only for CHAR, VARCHAR or TEXTcolumns.

Is there any solution for being able to FT files and be able to search them. May be using a thrid party tool like lucene. I've read about lucene but it looks like a good amount of coding would be required unlike Oracle's ctx packages that allow indexing and searching files inside blob columns.

Regards,
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Pls check mnogosearch it supports all the binary files for indexing.

http://www.mnogosearch.org/
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Did you try?
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ashishanandAuthor Commented:
Have not tried it yet. will need some time to do so. I've to prepare a machine for it. Will let you know once I have tried it. Thanks for your support.
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Welcome..
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
>>Is it possible to full-text index bolb datatype columns in MySQL which store files like PDF, DOC, XLS, TXT, etc. The requirement is to be able to search the file stored in in blob column.

I think have provided the solution to the actual question - Full-text indexes can be used only with MyISAM tables, and can be created only for CHAR, VARCHAR, or TEXT column

And even provided the alternative way to do it

Pls check mnogosearch it supports all the binary files for indexing.

http://www.mnogosearch.org/
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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Thanks Angel

Thanks,
Umesh
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