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Does every SharePoint instance include a built-in MSSQLFT?

I am asking this because I am writing a tool which sends an MSSQLFT Query over the web services /_vti_bin/search.asmx

I want that tool to work with every SharePoint instance!

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No you can't use MSSQLFT against SharePoint with FAST, so the best option is to use keyword queries if you want broad reach (see here)

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Thx for the very fast answer: So you say to use: <QueryText language=xml:lang type={STRING|MSSQLFT|FQL}> searchQuery </QueryText> And as Type to use "STRING" because : STRING Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 search and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Indicates that the kind of query is keyword query. For information, see Keyword Query Syntax Reference. ?! – verklixt Apr 4 '12 at 10:09
Yes type="String" and then the query as Keyword syntax gives you the broadest reach – Per Jakobsen Apr 4 '12 at 10:24
Thank you very much. Sometimes its very difficult to find answers like this over the documentations of Microsoft. – verklixt Apr 4 '12 at 11:30
That why we have this site ;-) – Per Jakobsen Apr 4 '12 at 11:52

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