Specify your entire query string including the nonalphanumeric characters. If you include any special characters, you must treat them appropriately, as shown in the following table.

Treat... Like this:
& Percent-encode ampersands that are part of the query string.
~ [ ] * ? : ( ) "

If you have not changed the IDOL Content component default behavior, replace the character with a space.

If you configured Content not to treat any of these characters as a separator by specifying them in the DiminishSeparator configuration parameter, remove the character from the search string.

Alternatively, you can instruct Content to interpret the following characters as normal characters in query syntax by setting the IgnoreSpecials action parameter to True for the Query or GetQueryTagValues action:

*?":() and Boolean or proximity operators, for example AND, NOT, OR, NEAR, and so on.

This disables Wildcard searching, phrase queries, field restrictions, and Boolean operations.