Laravel Scout Algolia Full Text Search Example

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Here the following steps example laravel full text search Using scout algolia

Step 1: Create Laravel Project

In this step create laravel project following command.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/blog

Step 2: Database Configuration

After create laravel project , we require to make database configuration, you have to add following details on your .env file.

1.Database Username

1.Database Password

1.Database Name

In .env file also available host and port details, you can configure all details as in your system, So you can put like as bellow:

following path: .env





Step 3: Install Scout Package

In this step you are install scout package blow the command.

composer require laravel/scout

After installing Scout, you should publish the Scout configuration using the vendor: publish Artisan command.

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

Running a queue worker will allow Scout to queue all operations that sync your model information to your search indexes, providing much better response times for your application’s web interface.

Set the value of queue in the .env file.

following path: .env


Step 4: Install Algolia Driver.

you will also want to install the algolia php sdk via the composer package manager,

composer require algolia/algoliasearch-client-php

Next, we have to set id and secret of Algolia. So move to this website Algolia and then create your account.

After login, You can get id and secret from this link:

You can set id and secret in your .env file.

Set the value of queue in the .env file.

following path: .env

ALGOLIA_APP_ID = Enter your Application ID

ALGOLIA_SECRET = Enter your Admin API Key

Step 5: Create Posts Table and Model

In this step we have to create migration for posts table using Laravel project php artisan command, so first fire bellow command:

php artisan make:model Post -m

After this command you have to put bellow code in your migration file for create posts table.

following path:/database/migrations/2020_01_10_102325_create_posts_table.php


use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreatePostsTable extends Migration



* Run the migrations.


* @return void


public function up()


Schema::create('posts', function (Blueprint $table) {










* Reverse the migrations.


* @return void


public function down()





Now we require to run migration be bellow command:

php artisan migrate

After you have to put bellow code in your model file for create Post table.

following path:/app/Post.php


namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

use Laravel\Scout\Searchable;

class Post extends Model


use Searchable;

protected $fillable = ['title','body','category','view'];


* The attributes that are mass assignable.


* @var array


public function searchableAs()


return 'post_index';



Step:6 Batch Import

In this step insert some records database records need to import into your search driver. scout provides an artisan command that you may use to import all of your existing records into your search indexes.

php artisan scout:import "App\Post"

Step 7: Create Route

In this is step we need to create route for post search layout file

following path:/routes/web.php


Step 8: Create Controller

here this step now we should create new controller as SearchController,So run bellow command for generate new controller

php artisan make:controller SearchController

now this step, this controller will manage layout post search request,bellow content in controller file.following fille path

following path:/app/Http/Controllers/SearchController.php


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Post;

class SearchController extends Controller


public function search(Request $request)



$posts = Post::search($request->get('search'))->get();


$posts = Post::get();


return view('index', compact('posts'));



Step 9: Create a View File

In this step, let's create index.blade.php(resources/views/index.blade.php) for layout and we will write design code here and also post search and recored table, So put following code:

following path:resources/views/index.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>



<meta charset="utf-8">

<title>Laravel Scout Search </title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset('css/app.css')}}">

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



<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel Scout Search</h1>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-6">

<form method="GET" action="{{ url('index') }}">

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-10">

<input type="text" name="search" class="form-control" placeholder="Search">


<div class="col-md-2">

<button class="btn btn-info">Search</button>





<div class="col-md-4 ">

<a href="{{ url('index') }}" class="btn btn-danger">Cancel</a>




<table class="table table-bordered">








@if(count($posts) > 0)

@foreach($posts as $post)


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

<td>{{ $post->title }}</td>

<td>{{ $post->body }}</td>

<td>{{ $post->category }}</td>

<td>{{ $post->view }}</td>





<td colspan="5" class="text-danger">Result not found.</td>







Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command so quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow URL on your browser:



here the search post table

It will help you...

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