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I have a SharePoint 2007 List and it has almost 10 columns and 1000+ items, I want to enable the Index for a specific column is in the list. If I enable the index now then when it will create an index for that column? Is there a way to kick of the indexing process manually?

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You can manually start a crawl by going to

  1. Shared Services - > search settings -> Content sources and crawl schedules

Start full Crawl or Start Incremental Crawl

Take a look at this technet article too : Crawl content (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

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is that mean index will be created during the incremental or full crawl? – Karthikeyan Apr 25 '11 at 17:32
You can read about the diff here :… I think incremental crawl would be enough in your case. – Shoban Apr 25 '11 at 18:26

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