Full Text Indexing

I had a query similar to my previous post.

I have uploaded a few Genome databases into Tamino in XML. Now, the thing with genome data is that they usually have a lot of annotation data, and one element which is the sequence data, which is potentially huge.

My question is : If I apply a text index on all the nodes EXCEPT the sequence node, will the tf:containsText() function still try and search the sequence field if it is issued against the ROOT of the XML document.

Thanks very much.


Yes, the tf:containsText() will also check your sequence node. The definition of a text does not alter the semantic of a query. This means it does not specify which nodes have to be considered by a full text search. If you do not want search a particular node you have to state this explicitly in your query.

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