MS SQL CONTAINSTABLE() - Must Contain Both Words

This does not return any results even though both "red" and "yellow" are found because the exact phrase "red and yellow" is not found:

INNER JOIN CONTAINSTABLE(ipm_asset, *, 'FORMSOF(THESAURUS, "red AND yellow")')

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How can I use CONTAINSTABLE so that both the words "red" and "yellow" are found in any order or position?
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skijAsked:
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Maybe?:

'FORMSOF(THESAURUS, "red" AND "yellow")')

I believe because of the double quotes surrounding the whole text, SQL "thinks" you are looking for the string 'red AND yellow', rather than 'red' and 'yellow'.
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skijAuthor Commented:
@Scott Pletcher: your idea returns a syntax error.

I need a solution that actually works.
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Did you complete the JOIN syntax??  You left the JOIN "hanging" -- no table alias for the CONTAINSTABLE and no ON clause for the JOIN -- on your initial post so I didn't know how to complete it, but it cause a syntax error if left hanging.
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skijAuthor Commented:
I  figured it out, based on your comment.  Each term needs its own FORMSOF() statement.

This works:

INNER JOIN CONTAINSTABLE(ipm_asset, Search_Tags_Speedy, 'FORMSOF(INFLECTIONAL, "foods") AND FORMSOF(INFLECTIONAL, "view") AND FORMSOF(INFLECTIONAL, "whole")') as ipmrank  ON a.asset_id = ipmrank.[KEY]

Thanks.
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skijAuthor Commented:
Each term needs its own FORMSOF() statement.
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