Subject Re: [IBO] FTS
Author Helen Borrie
At 03:40 PM 13/08/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>I had a look at FTS... I have to compile the source, right?

Right. The FTS project is just a demo, though you can use it as a rude tool.

>(the help file said to start the program).
>The first problem was in "Defining search indexes".
>1. Whatever I selected from the "Table.Key Column", "Search column" shows
>only fields from the _first_ table (alphabetically).

Begin by entering a name for the index in the editbox at the left. Then
choose table.primary_key. You should see one item in the dropdown for each
table in the database (just compiled it here with v.4.3b).

>2. The "Auxiliary" column seems to be mandatory, even though the help
>states it is optional.

It does seem so now. The FTS Help was written for a very early version of
the demo. I don't know why it should be, but possibly Jason has
implemented a mandatory case-insensitive search in this version of the demo.

>Am I using very old components? (4.2I - I believe)

They are very old. I see Jason updated the source for the project last
November, which was when 4.3 was released. But I don't *think* it should
affect this project, but I can't test 4.2I.

>Are there any other explanations available (other than the help file)

If you mean, other than the FTS helpfile, no.