Populate Full Text Index

Sources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/search/create-and-manage-full-text-indexes?view=sql-server-ver15 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/search/populate-full-text-indexes?view=sql-server-ver15 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2727911/how-can-i-know-when-sql-full-text-index-population-is-finished

Create Indexes with Included Columns

By including nonkey columns, you can create nonclustered indexes that cover more queries. This is because the nonkey columns have the following benefits: They can be data types not allowed as index key columns. They are not considered by the Database Engine when calculating the number of index key columns or index key size. An... » read more

Index Seek vs Index Scan (Table Scan)

Index Scan retrieves all the rows from the table. Index Seek retrieves selective rows from the table. An scan or table scan is when SQL Server has to scan the data or index pages to find the appropriate records. A seek uses the index to pinpoint the records that are needed to satisfy the query.... » read more

Full Text Index

Full Text Index vs Index Usually, when searching with a normal index, you can search only in a single field, e.g. “find all cities that begin with A” or something like that. Fulltext index allows you to search across multiple columns, e.g. search at once in street, city, province, etc. That might be an advantage... » read more