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The search results at my prod sql server ( MS SQL 2014 ) are not consistent.


The example is below,


1. SELECT * FROM item where contains(description , '"*28242*"') and itemnum ='5003940';

No row found


2. SELECT * FROM item where description like '%28242%' and itemnum ='5003940';

The expected row found ( 1 row )


Is this normal ?


How do we fix the issue ?

Many thanks


sql-server-2008administrationsql server 2014sql-server-2016
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anthony.green answered

You can't do a suffix search on a full text catalog only prefix searches, so the leading * is throwing it off

It would have to be something like the below


SELECT * FROM item where contains(description , '"28242*"') and itemnum ='5003940';

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