On March 14th, 2009 I presented “Getting Started with SQL Server Full Text Search 2005/2008” at the Atlanta Code Camp. This post has all the links relevant to my talk.
First off, the slides and sample code can be located at the Code Gallery site I setup specifically for Full Text Searching with SQL Server:
Look on the downloads page to see various projects around SQL Server Full Text Searching. I’ve created one “release” for each of the projects around FTS. Be sure to look on the right side at the various releases in order to see the various projects.
Next, you can get started with the basics by reading these entries on my blog:
Lesson 0 – Getting the Bits to do Full Text Searching in SQL Server 2005
Lesson 1 – The Catalog
Lesson 2 – The Indexes
Lesson 3 – Using SQL
Lesson 4 – Valid Data Types
Lesson 5 – Advanced Searching
After that you’ll be ready for some advanced topics.
Can you hear me now? Checking to see if FTS is installed.
Exploring SQL Servers FullTextCatalogProperty Function
Using the ObjectPropertyEx Function
Using FORMSOF in SQL Server Full Text Searching
Creating Custom Thesaurus Entries in SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Full Text Search
Creating and Customizing Noise Words in SQL Server 2005 Full Text Search
Creating and Customizing Noise Words / StopWords in SQL Server 2008 Full Text Search
Advanced Queries for Using SQL Server 2008 Full Text Search StopWords / StopLists
Finally, you can find some videos I did for JumpstartTV at: