vue-searchbox provides declarative props to query Elasticsearch, and bind UI components with different types of search queries. As the name suggests, it provides a default UI component for searchbox.

Installation

To install vue-searchbox, you can use npm or yarn to get set as follows:

Using npm

npm install @appbaseio/vue-searchbox

Using yarn

yarn add @appbaseio/vue-searchbox

You can watch this video for an intro to Vue Searchbox and follow along to build out the example search UI.

A simple example

The following example renders an autosuggestion search bar(search-component) with one custom component(result-component) to render the results. The result-component watches the search-component for input changes and updates its UI when the user selects a suggestion.

<template>
  <Search-base
    index="good-books-ds"
    credentials="a03a1cb71321:75b6603d-9456-4a5a-af6b-a487b309eb61"
    url="https://arc-cluster-appbase-demo-6pjy6z.searchbase.io"
    :analyticsConfig="{
      recordAnalytics: true,
      enableQueryRules: true,
      userId: 'jon@appbase.io',
      customEvents: {
        platform: 'ios',
        device: 'iphoneX'
      }
    }"
  >
  <!-- An auto-complete search box to display the suggestions and filter the
    results based on the selected value -->
  <Search-box
      id="search-component"
      :dataField="[
        {
          field: 'original_title',
          weight: 1
        },
        {
          field: 'original_title.search',
          weight: 3
        }
      ]"
      title="Search"
      defaultValue="Songwriting"
      placeholder="Search for Books"
      autosuggest
      :defaultSuggestions="[
        {
          label: 'Songwriting',
          value: 'Songwriting'
        },
        {
          label: 'Musicians',
          value: 'Musicians'
        }
      ]"
      :size="10"
      queryFormat="or"
      fuzziness="AUTO"
      showClear
      showVoiceSearch
      URLParams
      className="custom-class"
      enablePopularSuggestions
      iconPosition="left"
      :style="{ padding: 10 }"
      @valueChange="handleValue"
      @valueSelected="handleSelect"
      @queryChange="handleQueryChange"
    />
    <!-- A custom component having the `react` dependency on the
    searchbox component to display the filtered results based on the
    selected search value -->
    <search-component
      id="result-component"
      dataField="original_title"
      :react="{
        and: 'search-component'
      }"
    >
    <div
      slot-scope="{ loading, error, results }"
    >
      <div v-if="loading">Loading Results....</div>
      <div v-else-if="!!error">Something went wrong: {error.message}</div>
      <p>
        {{results.numberOfResults}} results found in {{results.time}}ms
      </p>
      <div v-bind:key="item._id" v-for="item in results.data">
        <img
          :src="item.image"
          alt="Book Cover"
        />
        <p>{{item.original_title}}</p>
      </div>
    </div>
    </search-component>
  </search-base>
</template>

<script>
import { SearchBase, SearchBox, SearchComponent } from '@appbaseio/vue-searchbox';

export default {
  name: "App",
  components: {
    SearchBase, SearchBox, SearchComponent
  },
  methods: {
    handleValue(value) {
      console.log('current value: ', value);
    },
    handleSelect(value, cause, source) {
      console.log('current value: ', value);
    },
    handleQueryChange(prevQuery, nextQuery) {
      // use the query with other js code
        console.log('prevQuery', prevQuery);
        console.log('nextQuery', nextQuery);
    },
  }
};
</script>

You can play with this example over here.

An example with a facet

<template>
  <div id="app">
    <search-base
      index="good-books-ds"
      credentials="a03a1cb71321:75b6603d-9456-4a5a-af6b-a487b309eb61"
      url="https://arc-cluster-appbase-demo-6pjy6z.searchbase.io"
      :analyticsConfig="{
        recordAnalytics: true,
        enableQueryRules: true,
        userId: 'jon@appbase.io',
        customEvents: {
          platform: 'ios',
          device: 'iphoneX'
        }
      }"
    >
      <div>
        <search-box
          id="search-component"
          :dataField="[
            {
              field: 'original_title',
              weight: 1
            },
            {
              field: 'original_title.search',
              weight: 3
            }
          ]"
          title="Search"
          placeholder="Search for Books"
          :autosuggest="true"
          :defaultSuggestions="[
            {
              label: 'Songwriting',
              value: 'Songwriting'
            },
            {
              label: 'Musicians',
              value: 'Musicians'
            }
          ]"
          :size="10"
          :debounce="100"
          queryFormat="or"
          fuzziness="AUTO"
          :showClear="true"
          :showVoiceSearch="true"
          :URLParams="true"
          :enableQuerySuggestions="true"
          iconPosition="left"
        />
        <div>
          <div>
            <search-component
              id="author-filter"
              type="term"
              dataField="authors.keyword"
              :subscribeTo="['aggregationData', 'requestStatus', 'value']"
              :URLParams="true"
              :react="{ and: ['search-component'] }"
              :value="[]"
            >
              <div
                slot-scope="{ aggregationData, loading, value, setValue }"
              >
                <div v-if="loading">Fetching Results ....</div>
                <div v-if="!loading">
                  <div
                    v-bind:key="item._key"
                    v-for="item in aggregationData.data"
                  >
                    <div key="{{item._key}}">
                      <input
                        type="checkbox"
                        :value="item._key"
                        :checked="value ? value.includes(item._key) : false"
                        @change="handleChange($event, value, setValue)"
                      />
                      <label :htmlFor="item._key">
                        {{ item._key }} ({{ item._doc_count }})
                      </label>
                    </div>
                  </div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </search-component>
          </div>
          <div>
            <search-component
              id="result-component"
              :dataField="['original_title']"
              :size="5"
              :react="{ and: ['search-component', 'author-filter'] }"
            >
              <div
                slot-scope="{ loading, error, results }"
              >
                <div v-if="loading">Fetching Results ....</div>
                <div v-if="Boolean(error)">
                  Something went wrong! Error details
                  {{ JSON.stringify(error) }}
                </div>
                <p v-if="!loading && !error">
                  {{ results.numberOfResults }} results found in
                  {{ results.time }}ms
                </p>
                <div v-if="!loading && !error">
                  <div v-bind:key="item._id" v-for="item in results.data">
                    <div key="item._id">
                      <img
                        :src="item.image"
                        alt="Book Cover"
                      />
                      <div>
                        <div >{{ item.original_title }}</div>
                        <div>
                          <div>
                              by <span>{{ item.authors }}</span>
                          </div>
                          <span>Pub {{ item.original_publication_year }}</span>
                        </div>
                      </div>
                    </div>
                  </div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </search-component>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </search-base>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import {
  SearchBase,
  SearchComponent,
  SearchBox
} from '@appbaseio/vue-searchbox';
import './styles.css';

export default {
  name: 'app',
  components: {
    SearchBase,
    SearchBox,
    SearchComponent
  },
  methods: {
    isChecked(value, key) {
      return value ? value.includes(key) : false;
    },
    handleChange(e, value, setValue) {
      const values = value || [];
      if (values && values.includes(e.target.value)) {
        values.splice(values.indexOf(e.target.value), 1);
      } else {
        values.push(e.target.value);
      }
      // Set filter value and trigger custom query
      setValue(values, {
        triggerDefaultQuery: false,
        triggerCustomQuery: true,
        stateChanges: true
      });
    }
  }
};
</script>

<style>
#app {
  font-family: 'Avenir', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
  text-align: center;
  color: #2c3e50;
}
</style>

Basic Usage

This example demonstrates the usage of some of the props available with vue-searchbox. Please go over here to check it out.

Controlled Usage

In this example we can see the usage of search-box component in a controlled way using the value and onChange props and also how to use the transformRequest prop to get in more context from an extrenal API. Please go over here to check it out.

Advanced Usage

In this example, we have shown usage of the vue-table library to display the search results in a tabular format. You can similarly integrate any kind of UI component - be it grid, charts, lists, sliders with the help of search-component. Please go over here to check it out.

DistinctField Prop Usage

In this example, we have shown how to usage distinctField and distinctFieldConfig props to display distinct value documents based on the specified field. Please go over here to check it out.

EnablePredictiveSuggestions Prop Usage

In this example, we can see the usage of enablePredictiveSuggestions prop to prdict next relevant word in a serach query. Please go over here to check it out.

Index Prop Usage

In this example, we can see the usage of the index prop in the author-search-component to explicitly specify an index to query against for the component. Please go over here to check it out.

TransformRequest Prop Usage

In this example, we show the usage of the transformRequest prop, which gives us the request object whenever a query gets triggered from the search-box component. It allows us to either modify the request being sent or create a side-effect based on this request. Please go over here to check it out.

You can check out the docs for API Reference over here.