Special Characters in SearchBlox search

SearchBlox uses sb_analyzer by default. sb_analyzer usually ignores the special characters however the special characters would appear incontext. However, kindly note that we strip off the special characters while indexing, this article is in reference to special characters in search.

If you need special characters in search you need to use special analyzer "sb_analyzer_special". This analyzer needs to be used in content field in../searchblox/WEB-INF/mapping.json as below:

"content": {
"type": "text",
"store": "no",
"index": "analyzed",
"analyzer": "sb_analyzer_special",
"include_in_all": "false",
"fielddata": true,
"fields": {
"autocomplete": {
"type": "text",
"analyzer": "shingle_analyzer",
"fielddata": true


The following characters can be searched directly


The following characters requires escape character preceding it

~,{ },!,:, < >,_,[] ,/ \ ,%

eg: test\~


Note: This special analyzer and special character would work from 8.6.2 onwards only

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