Cannot drop full-text catalog ‘catalog_name’ because it contains a full-text index



“Cannot drop full-text catalog ‘catalog_name’ because it contains a full-text index.”


You may receive this error when you try to delete a Full-Text Catalog. This is because, as the message says, this catalog is being used by an Index.


Run the following code to determine which table is using the Full-Text Index:

After running this command, tables that use Full-Text will be listed.

Remove the full-text index metadata for the related table with the below script.

You can now remove the Full-Text Catalog with the following code:

Ekrem Önsoy
Author: Ekrem Önsoy

The original article was written in Turkish by Ekrem Önsoy and translated to English by dbtut with the consent of the author. The copyright of the article belongs to the author. The author shall not be liable in any way for any defect caused by translation.


  1. This was quite helpful, thanks!

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