You can optimize keyword searching performance by enabling full-text
searching for large primary and auxiliary tables. Full-text searching changes
made to your database and in
SBM System Administrator apply
to the following features:
- Basic Search
- Advanced Search
- Global Search
- Keyword searching options in report search specifications
- Value Find searching on forms for Single Relational and
Multi-Relational fields if the value display format for the relational field
table contains a
You can enable full-text searching on a table-by-table basis by creating
full-text indexes in your database and then enabling the index in
SBM System Administrator
optimal use, enable full-text searching on heavily used tables that contain
large amounts of data.
Note: You must index all
Text fields in a table once you enable full-text searching.
Consider the following information before enabling full-text searching:
- Index Setup and Maintenance:
- Full-text indexes must be created and maintained using your
database before full-text searching can be enabled in
For detailed steps for SQL Server and
Oracle, search for Full-Text Keyword Searching in the
IMPORTANT: As you add and delete
Text fields to primary or auxiliary tables, you must add
full-text indexes for the new fields after you deploy your process app. To
avoid database exception errors as users search for keywords, you must make
this change immediately after you deploy your process app.
- Setup and maintenance steps apply to each environment in your
system. In addition, full-text search settings are ignored during promotion. If
you choose to enable full-text searching on all environments, you must perform
the setup and maintenance steps for each environment.
- Indexes increase the amount of disk space needed on the database
server, but performance benefits may outweigh disk space requirements.
- Depending on the amount of data in tables, it may take a
significant period of time to create database indexes. For best results,
schedule index creation during low usage periods for your
- Full-text searching is ignored for auxiliary tables for which
caching is enabled.
- Searching Behavior:
- Search behavior differs for tables using full-text searching and
those using searching built in to
are based on the database-defined keyword indexes. Words such as
"and," "or," and "the" are ignored.
- Wildcard characters in keyword search criteria are ignored.
- Whole words and words that begin with matches are returned. A
"deploy" search would return results with words such as
"deployment" and "deploying."
- Because you can enable full-text searching for selected tables,
users may experience different searching behavior as they use multiple
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