API Reference / API Parameters / separatorsToIndex
Type: string
Engine default: "" (separators are not indexed)
Parameter syntax
'separatorsToIndex' => 'separators'

Can be used in these methods:

About this parameter

Control which separators are indexed.

Separators are all non-letter characters except spaces and currency characters, such as $€£¥.

Usage notes

  • By default, separators are not indexed.

  • Frequently used separators include these characters: !#()[]{}*+-_一,:;<>?@/\^|%&~£¥$§€`"'‘’“”†‡

  • The Search API treats separator characters as separate words. If you search “Google+” for example, the search API considers “Google” and “+” as two separate words, and counts as a match on two words in getRankingInfo.


Set list separators to index

To search for “Google+” or “C#”, include + and # in the separatorsToIndex setting.

  'separatorsToIndex' => '+#'
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