A stoplist specifies the terms to ignore when creating the text index.
If not defined, the default for this setting is taken from the setting in the default text configuration object, which typically has an empty stoplist.
|STOPLIST impact to text index||STOPLIST impact to query terms|
The settings in the text configuration object are applied to the stoplist when it is parsed. That is, the specified term breaker and the min/max length settings are applied.
Stoplists in NGRAM text indexes can cause unexpected results because the stoplist is stored in n-gram form, and not the stoplist
terms you specified. For example, in an NGRAM text index where MAXIMUM TERM LENGTH is 3, if you specify
STOPLIST 'there', the following n-grams are stored as the stoplist: the her ere. This impacts the ability to query for any terms that contain
the n-grams the, her, and ere.
The same restrictions with regards to specifying string literals also apply to stoplists. For example, apostrophes must be escaped, and so on.
The Samples directory contains sample code that loads stoplists for several languages. These sample stoplists are recommended for use only on GENERIC text indexes. For the location of the Samples directory, see Samples directory.
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