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Create synonym dictionaries

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Create synonym dictionaries

You can create synonym dictionaries to expand text searches with additional search keywords.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or ts_admin

About this task

By default, the system provides a sample synonym search dictionary called Example synonym dictionary.


  1. Navigate to System Definition > Text Index Synonym Dictionaries.
  2. Click New, and create a new record. See the table for field descriptions.
    Table 1. Synonym dictionary form
    Field Description
    Name A name for the dictionary.
    Active When checked the dictionary is active. The default is checked.
    Global When checked the dictionary is to be used on all tables that have not been individually configured. The default is checked.
    Description A description of the dictionary.
  3. Add a Synonym set.
    Table 2. Synonym set form
    Field Description
    Synset A synonym definition, either a list or a map. Separate multiple synset words with commas. For example:


    Active When true the synonym set is used. Default is true.
    Description A description or notes about the synonym.
  4. Click Submit or Update.
  5. Click Publish Dictionary, under Related Links.
    The State changes from draft to Published.