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SQL Server 2005 returns no results when searching for 4 or more digits

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I'm having an issue with Full Text searching on a selected table. I can search for numbers but any number that has four or more digits does not return any results.

IE: 110 will return a list of all the fields with 110 in it. 1100 will not return any results.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Full Text indexing isn't like a % wildcard like search.  But you can do it by using * I believe.

ex: 110*
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by:namol
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You can use the asterisk as a wild card but for some reason when I do use it, it doesn't return the expected results.
IE:

TableData

QuoteNum
1239910101
9851452102
7777777777

a sql statement like
SELECT QuoteNumber
FROM         TableData
WHERE     CONTAINS(*, '"*77777*"')
will return no results but if I searched for *777* it would yield the desired results.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience working with full text indexes so I'm not sure.  What service pack are you using?
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sql server 2005 sp4
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Well, the work around for my issue is checking to see if the string is numeric and then performing a search based off using like '%11%'.
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by:namol
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Lack of activity on this question forced me to experiment to find the answer.
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