Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search from Database Example

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In this example, I will show you laravel 9 autocomplete search from database. you’ll learn create autocomplete search in laravel 9. Here you will learn ajax autocomplete textbox in laravel 9. I would like to share with you laravel 9 input field autocomplete ajax.

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 typeahead.js.

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

Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search from Database Example

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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

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

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:

app/Http/Controllers/SearchController.php

<?php

namespace AppHttpControllers;

use IlluminateHttpRequest;

use AppModelsUser;

class SearchController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return IlluminateHttpResponse

*/

public function index()

{

return view('searchDemo');

}

/**

* Show the form for creating a new resource.

*

* @return IlluminateHttpResponse

*/

public function autocomplete(Request $request)

{

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

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

->get();

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.

routes/web.php

<?php

use IlluminateSupportFacadesRoute;

use AppHttpControllersSearchController;

/*

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

| 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::controller(SearchController::class)->group(function(){

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:

resources/views/searchDemo.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search from Database - ItSolutionStuff.com</title>

<link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-EVSTQN3/azprG1Anm3QDgpJLIm9Nao0Yz1ztcQTwFspd3yD65VohhpuuCOmLASjC" crossorigin="anonymous">

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.js"></script>

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-3-typeahead/4.0.1/bootstrap3-typeahead.min.js"></script>

</head>

<body>

<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search from Database - ItSolutionStuff.com</h1>

<input class="typeahead form-control" id="search" type="text">

</div>

<script type="text/javascript">

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

$('#search').typeahead({

source: function (query, process) {

return $.get(path, {

query: query

}, function (data) {

return process(data);

});

}

});

</script>

</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/demo-search

Output:

Laravel 9 Autocomplete Search from Database Example

I hope it can help you…

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