Create Full-Text Search Queries (Visual Database Tools)

Applies to: SQL Server

Full-text searches use the CONTAINS predicate to locate rows that have specified text in a given column. Full-Text searches are only possible on columns that have active full-text indexes. If you attempt to use the CONTAINS clause on a column that does not have a currently active full-text index, you will receive an error. For more information on full-text indexes and the CONTAINS clause, see Full-Text Search (SQL Server) and CONTAINS (Transact-SQL).

To create a full-text search query

  1. Open a query from Solution Explorer or create a new one.

  2. In the WHERE clause of your query, use the CONTAINS function to search a full-text column.

See Also

Supported Query Types (Visual Database Tools)
Design Queries and Views How-to Topics (Visual Database Tools)
Perform Basic Operations with Queries (Visual Database Tools)