One of our fields stores the name of a Windows UNC path, e.g.:
(two backslashes followed by server name followed by one backslash and a share name)
That seems to be indexed just fine. In our accelerated data model, where the same field is defined as string field, the double backslashes become a single backslash, i.e. above path would look like this:
(one backslash followed by server name followed by one backslash and a share name)
Is there any way to retain the original field data with two backslashes?
Another strange thing I noticed is that when searching for a UNC path in the regular index (not in the data model), the single backslash needs to be escaped by a second backslash or no results are returned. Example:
Yes, I tried that and do not get any results. When searching the regular index only the variant I posted in the question returns results.
BTW this answer does not touch on my main question (marked in bold).