A tool to allow BelongsTo searchable fields to be pre-populated with data

3.0.0 2022-02-08 20:16 UTC

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A tool to allow BelongsTo searchable fields to be pre-populated with data

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Prepopulate Search

- Alert: the namespace of this repo has changed from `alexbowers/nova-prepopulate-searchable`
- to `genealabs/nova-prepopulate-searchable`. Please update your composer.json file before updating!


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  • PHP 7.3+
  • Laravel 7.0+
  • Nova 3.8.4+


You can install the package in to a Laravel app that uses Nova via composer:

composer require genealabs/nova-prepopulate-searchable


On any BelongsTo fields in your resources that are searchable(), you can also add prepopulate() to the method chain and the field will be prepopulated with values to choose from.

You may optionally pass through a search query to the prepopulate method, and the keywords passed will be used for the search initially, before resetting the search to being empty (as it currently is).

Limiting Pre-Populated Items

You can limit the prepopulated items by passing in a search string to the prepopulated() method like so:


This would prepopulate all archives that have test in their display field.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


Alex Bowers

Alex is the original developer of this package and has done a great job with initial development.

Mike Bronner

I started using this package and didn't want it to fall to the way-side, as it helps improve the UX of Nova significantly. Alex graceously allowed me to continue development and maintenance on his original package.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.