On SharePoint 2010, when doing a full-text search with a predicate like CONTAINS('"apple re*"') we get an exception saying that "the query was too complex to be executed" (HRESULT=0x80041606).
Searching for "apple*" returns results, so we're wondering if the problem occurs because the second word ("re") is too small. This problem, though, does not occur in every SP installation (it seems to occur only when the quantity of data is very large).
Is there a minimum word length for full-text searches in SharePoint? Apparently other engines (like MySQL) do have a configurable minimum word length (3 characters by default).
Could this limit be related to the quantity of data in the installation somehow? Or any other setting?