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Does full text search support custom attributes?

Hui Bin Shi (28179) | asked Jul 22 '13, 1:42 a.m.
retagged Jul 22 '13, 6:29 a.m. by Shubjit Naik (1.5k1613)
The workitem has a customized tab called "APAR", which contains the information like "APAR#", "APAR State", "Repeatability", "APAR Resolution", etc. 
When I try to search the item using "APAR#" through full text search, it returns nothing.  But if I create a query, check on "show custom", add the condition with the APAR# and then run the query (in eclipse client),  it returns the results with the work item which has that APAR#.

So the question is, does full text search support custom attributes?

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Shubjit Naik (1.5k1613) | answered Jul 22 '13, 3:33 a.m.
edited Jul 22 '13, 3:46 a.m.
I was looking for similar information, this is a very good question :)

There is a note in the following article which answers your question
"Note: It is not possible to query for text in custom attributes as all text-based search is done via the Full Text search option."

Additional information on search:
I found this tech note with more information on what the Search does, but was written for 3.x

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