Laravel 9 Scout Full Text Search Tutorial

By Hardik Savani March 4, 2022 Category : Laravel

Hi Dev,

In this tute, we will discuss laravel 9 scout full text search example. you can see laravel 9 scout search example. you will learn laravel 9 scout elasticsearch example. Here you will learn how to add full text search in laravel 9 scout. Let's get started with laravel 9 scout database engine example.

Laravel 9 provides Scout Package for full text search from your project. If you require to add full text search function in your laravel 9 application then you have to choose scout package to do.

In this example, we will install the scout composer package and use the database driver for full text search. then we will use scout with User model and add a name, email, and id column for full text search. let's see the below step to create full text search function.

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: Install Scout

In this step we have to install scout package and we will publish them:

composer require laravel/scout

Next, we have to publish our configuration file. so you need to run bellow command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Laravel\Scout\ScoutServiceProvider"

Now we need to set configuration database as driver in your env file:

.env

SCOUT_DRIVER=database

Step 3: Update User Model

Here, we already have users table created, so we need use "Searchable" and create toSearchableArray() method. so let's update following code:

app/Models/User.php

<?php

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;

use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;

use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;

use Laravel\Sanctum\HasApiTokens;

use Laravel\Scout\Searchable;

class User extends Authenticatable

{

use HasApiTokens, HasFactory, Notifiable, Searchable;

/**

* The attributes that are mass assignable.

*

* @var array

*/

protected $fillable = [

'name',

'email',

'password'

];

/**

* The attributes that should be hidden for serialization.

*

* @var array

*/

protected $hidden = [

'password',

'remember_token',

];

/**

* The attributes that should be cast.

*

* @var array

*/

protected $casts = [

'email_verified_at' => 'datetime',

];

/**

* Get the indexable data array for the model.

*

* @return array

*/

public function toSearchableArray()

{

return [

'name' => $this->name,

'email' => $this->email

];

}

}

Next, we will create some dummy records on users table and import it.

so let's run following commands:

Create Dummy Records:

php artisan tinker

User::factory()->count(20)->create()

Import Records:

php artisan scout:import "App\Models\User"

Step 4: Create UserController Controller

In this point, now we should create a new controller as UserController. In this controller, we will add index method, that will return users with filter.

Let's update following code to your controller file:

app/Http/Controllers/UserController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\User;

class UserController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function index(Request $request)

{

if($request->filled('search')){

$users = User::search($request->search)->get();

}else{

$users = User::get();

}

return view('users', compact('users'));

}

}

Step 5: Add Route

In this is step we need to create route for listing users. so open your "routes/web.php" file and add following route.

routes/web.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\UserController;

/*

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

| 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('users', [UserController::class, 'index']);

Step 6: Create View

In Last step, let's create users.blade.php(resources/views/users.blade.php) for layout and we will write design code here and put following code:

resources/views/users.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Laravel 9 Scout Full Text Search Tutorial - ItSolutionStuff.com</title>

<link href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/5.0.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

</head>

<body>

<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel 9 Scout Full Text Search Tutorial - ItSolutionStuff.com</h1>

<form method="GET">

<div class="input-group mb-3">

<input

type="text"

name="search"

value="{{ request()->get('search') }}"

class="form-control"

placeholder="Search..."

aria-label="Search"

aria-describedby="button-addon2">

<button class="btn btn-success" type="submit" id="button-addon2">Search</button>

</div>

</form>

<table class="table table-bordered data-table">

<thead>

<tr>

<th>ID</th>

<th>Name</th>

<th>Email</th>

</tr>

</thead>

<tbody>

@foreach($users as $user)

<tr>

<td>{{ $user->id }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->name }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->email }}</td>

</tr>

@endforeach

</tbody>

</table>

</div>

</body>

</html>

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:

http://localhost:8000/users

Output:

Maybe it can help you.....