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Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Lars Fastrup, Patrick Tissegham

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Building Search Queries

A search query can be expressed by building a simple string consisting of keywords or by making use of the powerful but more complex Enterprise Search SQL query language that extends the standard SQL-92 and SQL-99 database query syntax and is tuned for compiling full-text search queries.

Keyword Syntax

The keyword syntax is a new query syntax introduced in Office SharePoint Server 2007 that greatly reduces the complexity of formulating a search query. Of course, reducing complexity in the syntax also has as a catch: search queries using the keyword syntax do not fully leverage the power of the search engine. They are passed directly to the Enterprise Search service for execution. However, as this is often not required, keyword ...

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