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I am trying to set up a full text search on a table in SQL Server 2008 R2.  My table looks like this
Table.jpgAccording to what I have read I need to create a "unique, single-column, non-nullable index".  When I try to create the index on the FText field everything is grayed out so I cannot do it.

How do I proceed?
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You have "Allow nulls" checked - making that field nullable and therefore not suitable to be an index.
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Also, the single column index means that only one column should be the index. It looks like you have two and are looking at adding a third. Assuming CNum is some sort of unique number then that should be your primary key - the 'unique, single column, not-nullable index'.

You can then add other indexes (which are not primary indexes) separately by going into your table design, right clicking and then choosing one of the other index types (Indexes/keys) from the list. That way you can set different combinations of fields to be included in your unique index (e.g. FName and FYear cannot have the same combination of values in any record) without making those fields primary keys.
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Thanks for the reply duttcom - In the management studio, when I click on Indexes, the new index option is still grayed out after removal of the allow nulls
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Sorry - didn't see your 2nd comment.
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Thanks very much!
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