Minimum character length on fulltext index SQL 2005

Hello everyone,

This seems like I should be able to find it quickly and easily, but can not. Do any of you know where to set the minimum character length for a fulltext index that already exists, from 4, to 3, in SQL 2005 SP3?

Thanks in advance!
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Hope someone have directed you wrongly..
There is no concept of Minimum character length in SQL Server whereas its available in MySQL..
Kindly confirm.
MOS2008Author Commented:

Thank you for the quick response! Is this possible in SQL2008 to your knowledge? Or not at all with MS-SQL?
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
In SQL Server, there is no limitations like that and hence its not applicable to MS-SQL at all.
You can have unlimited characters supported for Full Text index in MS SQL Server..
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MOS2008Author Commented:
Sorry, I think we're going the wrong way -- I realize that MS SQL can support unlimited character searching in fulltext... What I'm after is searching minimums, not maximums. If I'm correct, fulltext will only index words or phrases with more than 4 characters... so it will not index the word 'the' or the word 'see' but it will index 'hello', etc.

Is that correct?

What I'm after is being able to index those above phrases like 'the' or 'see' -- 3 character words or more.
DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Normally FT indexes all the words except those in the Stoplists and those that are stopwords.  Otherwise, it indexes the columns you want indexed and all their words.

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> Is that correct?

No, SQL Server doesn't has that limitation which is there in MySQL.
Words like 'the', 'are', 'was', 'and' are described as noise words here and would be ignored in SQL Server Architecture.
Hope this clarifies.
MOS2008Author Commented:
Thank you!
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