Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search with Select2 JS Example

By Hardik Savani November 5, 2023 Category : Laravel

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In this example, we will download the fresh laravel 9 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 create autocomplete text box using Select2 JS js.

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

Step 1: Install Laravel 9

This is optional; 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

First, we need to run default migrations, so we have created new users table. so let's run migration command:

php artisan migrate

next, we will create some dummy users using tinker factory. so let's create dummy records using bellow command:

php artisan tinker


Step 3: Create Controller

In this point, now we should create new controller as SearchController. This controller we will add two method, one for return view response and another for getting ajax with json response. return response, so put bellow content in controller file:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\User;

class SearchController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index()


return view('searchDemo');



* Show the form for creating a new resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function autocomplete(Request $request)


$data = [];


$data = User::select("name", "id")

->where('name', 'LIKE', '%'. $request->get('q'). '%')



return response()->json($data);



Step 4: Create Routes

In this is step we need to create route for datatables layout file and another one for getting data. so open your "routes/web.php" file and add following route.



use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\SearchController;



| Web Routes



| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!




Route::get('demo-search', 'index');

Route::get('autocomplete', 'autocomplete')->name('autocomplete');


Step 5: Create View File

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


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel 9 Select2 JS Autocomplete Search Example -</title>

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

<link rel="stylesheet" href=""/>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>



<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel 9 Select2 JS Autocomplete Search Example -</h1>

<select class="form-control" id="search" style="width:500px;" name="user_id"></select>


<script type="text/javascript">

var path = "{{ route('autocomplete') }}";


placeholder: 'Select an user',

ajax: {

url: path,

dataType: 'json',

delay: 250,

processResults: function (data) {

return {

results: $.map(data, function (item) {

return {







cache: true






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...