Word Tables Are Not Indexed Correctly When Adjacent Cells Contain Digits

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SYMPTOMS
If adjacent cells in a Microsoft Word table contain digits (for example, word1,2word), Index Server 2.0 and Indexing Service 3.0 incorrectly index the table so that you cannot query on word1 or 2word.
CAUSE
The OffFilt.dll filter represents tables with a comma. This makes it impossible for the Brute Force Tokenizer (BFT) to distinguish between a comma-separated number and two numbers in a table. Therefore, if two adjacent cells have numeric values (F0043291 and 8PCMC4), they are stored as one word (F0043291,8PCMC4). There is no way to query each value individually.
RESOLUTION

Windows 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   -----------------------------------------------------   08-Sep-2000  13:54  2000.7.28.0  229,442  Offfilt.dll  				

Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time   Version      Size     File name    Platform   ----------------------------------------------------------------------   28-Jul-2000 15:49  2000.7.28.0  229,442  OffFilt.dll  Windows NT   28-Jul-2000 16:16  2000.7.28.0  229,442  OffFilt.dll  Windows 95/98/ME				

WORKAROUND
If you manually add a blank space between the trailing commas and the word in question, you can index and query the document. You can also query on the value of the two columns.
STATUS

Windows 2000

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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Article ID: 264484 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 21:24:56 - Revision: 2.3

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