Whenever I query using the Like query the Sitecore generated Solr query escapes the space characters. Here is an example:

queryable = queryable.Where(result =>
                    result["displayName"].Like(keywordArg).Boost(2.0f) ||
                    result.Name.Like(keywordArg).Boost(2.0f) ||


(displayname_t:(Test\ Query\ Test~0.5))^2 OR (_name:(Test\ Query\ Test~0.5))^2 OR _content:(Test\ Query\ Test~0.5)

I am using Sitecore.ContentSearch.Linq 10.1.0.

My expectation would be that it does not add a backslash to the generated query.

Any Ideas?

  • 1
    Does it have to do with the type of analyzer used? Aug 30, 2021 at 2:36
  • I am not overriding any of the default Solr Analyzers. I am also not sure when those analyzers would be applied? I took the generated query from the Solr logs. I thought the Sitecore ContentSearch library would generate the query and then Solr would run its analyzers internally. I am not an expert with this particular pipeline though. Aug 30, 2021 at 2:56

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I was not able to find the direct cause of this issue but I have found a possible solution.

When using the Like function with the slop parameter Like<T>(this T value, string phraseComparison, int slop), it formats the query correctly without the backslashes. From the logs: _content:("Test query Test test"~1)

I believe the phrase query is closer to what I am hoping to achieve so this should be OK.

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