I'm having issues with returning results from Solr that have a forward slash (/), if I search for something like - "Valid Publication Name 2019/20", it shows 0 results, while running "Valid Publication Name 2019" it brings back the result. The code is similar to the following:

            var predicate = PredicateBuilder.True<SearchResultModel>();

           //// Search the whole phrase with fuzzy logic to include special characters - LIKE
            predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Title.Like(searchText)).Boost(6.0f); //title get the highest priority
            predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Name.Like(searchText)).Boost(5.5f);
            predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Content.Like(searchText)).Boost(4.0f);
            predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Renderpagecontent.Like(searchText)).Boost(3.0f);
            BooleanQuery.MaxClauseCount = int.MaxValue;
            var allResults = context.GetQueryable<SearchResultModel>).Where(predicate).Take(maxNumResults).ToList()

As per Solr documentation a forward slash doesn't need escaping, so not sure why this is happening? Please could someone help!!

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer 1


Can you make below changes on search predicate while creating Solr query.

var predicate = PredicateBuilder.False<SearchResultModel>();
predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Title.Contains(searchText));

BooleanQuery.MaxClauseCount = int.MaxValue;
var allResults = context.GetQueryable<SearchResultModel>).Where(predicate).Take(maxNumResults).ToList()

This will sent query to Solr in below format.

?q==title_t:(*Valid* *Publication* *Name* *2019* *20*)

Let me know in case you face any issues. Hope this helps!!!

  • Thanks CKhanna, but this did not seem to work, actually I also tried to remove all the other fields from predicate, with the changes you suggested, so predicate is as below: predicate = predicate.Or(x => x.Title.Like(searchText)).Boost(10000.0f); //title get the highest priority Commented Jun 11 at 16:52
  • I've done the reindexing also, but it doesn't even return anything with a query like "Valid Publication Name". Not sure what I'm missing, do I need to do any other config changes for title field please? Commented Jun 11 at 16:54
  • I've also tried using the Solr API directly, the URL is similar to following: localhost:8983/solr/sitecore_web_content/… Publication Name 2020/21" localhost:8983/solr/sitecore_web_content/… Publication Name" Both return results similar to following: { "responseHeader":{ "status":0, "QTime":0, "params":{ "q":"title_s:\"Valid Pulication NAme 2020/21\""}}, "response":{"numFound":0,"start":0,"docs":[] }} Commented Jun 11 at 16:58
  • @MaverickHT Did you checked the field is getting indexed with suffix '_s' in the Solr and can you also check the Solr query in the Search logs.
    – ckhanna
    Commented Jun 11 at 16:58
  • Schema in solr the index doesn't have this fld, are any other config changes to get this done, following is config: <defaultSolrIndexConfiguration type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider.SolrIndexConfiguration, Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider"> <fieldMap ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/defaultSolrIndexConfiguration/fieldMap" > <fieldNames hint="raw:AddFieldByFieldName"> <field fieldName="title" returnType="string"/> </fieldNames> </fieldMap> Thanks for your help! Commented Jun 11 at 17:11

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