Laravel 9 Vue JS Live Search Example Tutorial

Laravel 9 Vue js live search example; Through this tutorial, i am going to show you how to make live search in laravel vue js apps.

Laravel 9 Vue JS Live Search Example Tutorial

Follow the below the given steps to make live search in laravel vue js apps:

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 9 App
  • Step 2: Configure App to Database
  • Step 3: Run Make auth Command
  • Step 4: Create Model And Migration
  • Step 5: NPM Configuration
  • Step 6: Add Routes
  • Step 7: Create Controller By Command
  • Step 8: Create Vue Component
  • Step 9: Create Blade Views And Initialize Vue Components
  • Step 10: Run Development Server

Step 1: Install Laravel 9 App

Run the following command on command prompt to install laravel apps:

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

Step 2: Connecting App to Database

Visit to project root directory and open .env file. Then set up database credential in .env file as follow:

 DB_CONNECTION=mysql 
 DB_HOST=127.0.0.1 
 DB_PORT=3306 
 DB_DATABASE=here your database name here
 DB_USERNAME=here database username here
 DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

Step 3: Run Make auth Command

Run the following commands on command prompt to install laravel/ui and implement auth system:

cd blog
composer require laravel/ui --dev
php artisan ui vue --auth

This laravel laravel/ui package provides a quick way to scaffold all of the routes, controller and views with authentication.

Step 4: Create Model And Migration

Run the following command on command prompt to create post model and migration file:

php artisan make:model Post -fm

This command will create one model name post.php and also create one migration file for the posts table.

Now open create_posts_table.php migration file from database>migrations and replace up() function with following code:

<?php
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
class CreatePostsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
       Schema::create('posts', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->bigIncrements('id');
            $table->string('title');
            $table->string('slug');
            $table->unsignedBigInteger('user_id');
            $table->timestamps();
      });
    }
    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('posts');
    }
}

Next, migrate the table using the below command:

php artisan migrate

Visit to app/Models/Post.php and update the following code into your Post.php model as follow:

<?php
namespace App\Models;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
class Post extends Model
{
    use HasFactory;
    protected $guarded = [];
}

Visit to database/factories and open PostFactory.php. Then update the following code into it as follow:

<?php
use Faker\Generator as Faker;
use App\Models\Post;
$factory->define(Post::class, function (Faker $faker) {
    return [
       'title' => $faker->sentence,
       'slug' => \Str::slug($faker->sentence),
       'user_id' => 1
    ];
});

and then execute the following command to generate fake data using faker as follow:

php artisan tinker
//and then
factory(\App\Models\Post::class,30)->create()
exit

Step 5: NPM Configuration

Run the following command on command prompt to Vue dependencies using NPM:

php artisan preset vue

Install all Vue dependencies:

npm install

Step 6: Add Routes

In this step, Visit routes directory and open web.php file and add the following routes into your file:

use App\Http\Controllers\PostController;
Route::get('search', [PostController::class, 'index']);
Route::get('res-search', [PostController::class, 'search']);

Step 7: Create Controller By Command

Run the following command on command prompt to create a controller by an artisan:

php artisan make:controller PostController

Visit to app\Http\Controllers and open PostController.php file. Then update the following code into your PostController.php file:

<?php
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use App\Models\Post;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Facades\App\Repository\Posts;
class PostController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {   
        return view('search');
    }
    public function search(Request $request)
    {
        $posts=Post::where('title',$request->keywords)->get();
        return response()->json($posts);
        
    }
}

Step 8: Create Vue Component

Visit to resources/assets/js/components folder and create a file called SearchComponent.vue.

Now, update the following code into your SearchComponent.vue components file:

<template>
    <div>
        <input type="text" v-model="keywords">
        <ul v-if="results.length > 0">
            <li v-for="result in results" :key="result.id" v-text="result.name"></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
export default {
    data() {
        return {
            keywords: null,
            results: []
        };
    },
    watch: {
        keywords(after, before) {
            this.fetch();
        }
    },
    methods: {
        fetch() {
            axios.get('/res-search', { params: { keywords: this.keywords } })
                .then(response => this.results = response.data)
                .catch(error => {});
        }
    }
}
</script>

Now open resources/assets/js/app.js and include the SearchComponent.vue component as follow:

require('./bootstrap');
window.Vue = require('vue');
Vue.component('search-component', require('./components/SearchComponent.vue').default);
const app = new Vue({
    el: '#app',
});

Step 9: Create Blade Views And Initialize Vue Components

Visit to resources/views and create one folder named layouts. Inside this folder create one blade view file named app.blade.php file.

Visit to resources/views/layouts and open app.blade.php file. Then update the following code into your app.blade.php file as follow:

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
    <title>Laravel 9 Vue JS Live Search Example Tutorial - Laratutorials.com</title>
    <script src="{{ asset('js/app.js') }}" defer></script>
    <link href="{{ asset('css/app.css') }}" rel="stylesheet">
    @stack('fontawesome')
</head>
<body>
    <div id="app">
        <main class="py-4">
            @yield('content')
        </main>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
  

Visit to resources/views/ and create one file name search.blade.php. Then update the following code into your search.blade.php file as follow:

@extends('layouts.app')
@section('content')
<div class="container">
    <div class="row justify-content-center">
        
        <div class="col-md-8">
            <div class="card">
                <div class="card-header">Laravel Vue Js Live Search</div>
                    
                <div class="card-body">
                  <search-component></search-component>
                </div>
                
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
@endsection 

Step 10: Run Development Server

Run the following command on command prompt to start the development server:

npm run dev
or 
npm run watch

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned how to implement live search functionality on blogs posts with Vue js in laravel apps.

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