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How do I search for a slash '/' in a text field?

Various attempts at escaping do not seem to work.  For example, I'd like to search for the term '/browser' (no quotes).

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I don't think you're going to be able to search for a slash. This page doesn't include the slash as one of the special characters. I believe the standard Lucene indexer, which that page says JIRA uses, splits words based on punctuation. It treats the slash as punctuation and not searchable.

I've looked at both pages:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwarecloud/advanced-searching-764478330.html  "Advanced searching"

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwarecloud/search-syntax-for-text-fields-764478343.html  "Search syntax for text fields"

 

@Bautista:

Q: How are you escaping it?

A: Any way I can try smile  I think I've tried all combinations of single/double quote, single/double backslash, Unicode escape notation, etc.

 

@Swartz:

I think you're right.  While the slash is listed as a Reserved Character on the "Advanced searching" page, it is not listed as a Special Character on the "Search syntax for text fields" page.  Your reference

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/performing-text-searches-185729616.html  "Performing Text Searches"

links to

http://lucene.apache.org/core/3_3_0/queryparsersyntax.html  "Apache Lucene - Query Parser Syntax"

which, like the JIRA doc, lists the same reserved characters (which doesn't include slash).

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Hi,

After 5 years I have a similar question .... but on confluence pages:

I want to search in confluence a string like: "Jupiter/v1.2" , (there are many of "Jupiter" occurrences (without slash) and I want to ignore those) ... My only solution is to export everything to PDF and search there ... but is ... not nice ...

 

 

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