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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Implementing SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Catalogs

In SQL Server 2005 and earlier versions, full-text catalogs were containers for your full-text indexes because SQL Server 2008 catalogs are really virtual containers on which you can tag various settings and have these settings apply to all indexes placed in that catalog (for example, accent sensitivity) or rebuild all indexes in a catalog at one time.

Creating a full-text catalog is conceptually identical via T-SQL commands and using the wizard. This is a change from SQL 2008 R2 and earlier versions where in T-SQL you had to full-text enable a database before you could use full-text indexing. In SQL 2012, all databases are full-text enabled on creation.

There are two ways to create full-text catalogs: ...

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