Laravel 11 JQuery UI Ajax Autocomplete Search Example

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel

In this tutorial, I would like to share with you how to make input autocomplete using jQuery UI AJAX in Laravel 11 application.

In this example, we will download the fresh Laravel 11 app and run migration for creating users table. Then we will create some dummy users using Tinker. Then we will create a simple blade file with the input field. We will use the autocomplete() function of jQuery UI and call AJAX request to get data on the change event. So, let's see the simple example code step by step.

laravel 11 jquery ui autocomplete

Step for Laravel 11 Ajax Autocomplete Search using JQuery UI Example

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 11
  • Step 2: Add Dummy Users
  • Step 3: Create Controller
  • Step 4: Create Routes
  • Step 5: Create View File
  • Run Laravel App

So, let's see the simple steps to complete this task.

Install Laravel 11

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the Laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Add Dummy Users

After creating the users table, we will create some dummy users using the Tinker factory. So let's create dummy records using the below command:

php artisan tinker

Step 3: Create Controller

At this point, we should create a new controller named SearchController. This controller will have two methods: one to return a view response and another to handle AJAX requests with JSON response. Put the following content in the controller file:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\User;
use Illuminate\View\View;
use Illuminate\Http\JsonResponse;
class SearchController extends Controller
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function index(): View
        return view('searchDemo');
     * Show the form for creating a new resource.
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function autocomplete(Request $request): JsonResponse
        $data = User::select("name as value", "id")
                    ->where('name', 'LIKE', '%'. $request->get('search'). '%')
        return response()->json($data);

Step 4: Create Routes

In this step, we need to create a route for the Datatables layout file and another one for getting data. So, open your "routes/web.php" file and add the following route.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\SearchController;
Route::get('demo-search', [SearchController::class, 'index']);
Route::get('autocomplete', [SearchController::class, 'autocomplete'])->name('autocomplete');

Step 5: Create View File

In the last step, let's create searchDemo.blade.php (resources/views/searchDemo.blade.php) for layout and list all items code here and put the following code:


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Laravel 11 Select2 JS Autocomplete Search Example -</title>
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>
<div class="container">
    <div class="card mt-5">
        <h3 class="card-header p-3">Laravel 11 JQuery UI Autocomplete Search Example -</h3>
        <div class="card-body">
            <form action="#" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data" class="mt-2">
                <input class="form-control" id="search" type="text">
                <div class="mb-3 mt-3">
                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Submit</button>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var path = "{{ route('autocomplete') }}";
    $( "#search" ).autocomplete({
        source: function( request, response ) {
            url: path,
            type: 'GET',
            dataType: "json",
            data: {
               search: request.term
            success: function( data ) {
               response( data );
        select: function (event, ui) {
           return false;

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:



I hope it can help you...