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Laravel Scout custom engine for MeiliSearch

v0.12.5 2021-03-10 19:45 UTC


MeiliSearch Laravel Scout

[DEPRECATED] MeiliSearch Laravel Scout

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⚡ The MeiliSearch driver for Laravel Scout

⚠️ This package is deprecated. We recommend you to use Laravel Scout that now supports MeiliSearch.

MeiliSearch Laravel Scout is a MeiliSearch driver for Laravel.

MeiliSearch is an open-source search engine. Discover what MeiliSearch is!

Table of Contents

📖 Documentation

See our Documentation or our API References.

Also, take a look at the Wiki of this repository!

🔧 Installation

Install the Plugin

composer require meilisearch/meilisearch-laravel-scout

Install the HTTP Client

You could use any PSR-18 compatible client to use with this SDK. No additional configurations are required.
A list of compatible HTTP clients and client adapters can be found at

If you use Laravel 8 you can skip this section as laravel pre-install Guzzle 7 by default.

Guzzle 7:

composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle

If you already have guzzle installed with a version < 7, don't forget to update the version inside your composer.json

"require": {
  "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^7.0"

Guzzle 6:

composer require php-http/guzzle6-adapter

Symfony Http Client:

composer require symfony/http-client nyholm/psr7


composer require php-http/curl-client nyholm/psr7

Export Configuration

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Laravel\Scout\ScoutServiceProvider"
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Meilisearch\Scout\MeilisearchServiceProvider" --tag="config"

Update the .env file


Run MeiliSearch

There are many easy ways to download and run a MeiliSearch instance.

For example, if you use Docker:

docker run -it --rm -p 7700:7700 getmeili/meilisearch:latest ./meilisearch --master-key=masterKey

NB: you can also download MeiliSearch from Homebrew or APT.

🚀 Getting Started


Create an Index

// Create an index
php artisan scout:index books
// Create an index and give the primary-key
php artisan scout:index books --key book_id

Add Documents


use Laravel\Scout\Searchable;

class Book extends Model
    use Searchable;

class BookController extends Controller
    public function store()
        $book = new Book();
        $book->title = 'Pride and Prejudice';

You can also import all your table to meilisearch by using the artisan command:

php artisan scout:import "App\Book"

Search in an Index

class BookController extends Controller
    public function search()
        // MeiliSearch is typo-tolerant:
        Book::search('harry pottre')->get();
        // Or if you want to get the result from meilisearch:
        Book::search('harry pottre')->raw();

Delete Documents

class BookController extends Controller
    public function destroy($id)
        // Delete one document
        // Delete several documents
        Book::destroy([1, 42]);
        // Delete all documents /!\

or you can use the artisan command to delete all documents from an index:

php artisan scout:flush "App\Book"

Delete an Index

php artisan scout:index -d books


Custom Search

All the supported options are described in the search parameters section of the documentation.

use MeiliSearch\Endpoints\Indexes;

class BookController extends Controller
    public function customSearch()
        Book::search('prince', function (Indexes $meilisearch, $query, $options) {
            $options['filters'] = 'author="Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"';

            return $meilisearch->search($query, $options);


class BookController extends Controller
    public function search()
        // with a limit of items per page:
        // using meilisearch response:

🤖 Compatibility with MeiliSearch

This package only guarantees the compatibility with the version v0.20.0 of MeiliSearch.

💡 Learn More

If you're not familiar with MeiliSerach yet, the following sections may interest you:

💡 You can use more advance function by reading the documentation of MeiliSearch PHP Client.

👍 This package is a custom engine of Laravel Scout.

Development Workflow and Contributing

Any new contribution is more than welcome in this project!

If you want to know more about the development workflow or want to contribute, please visit our contributing guidelines for detailed instructions!

MeiliSearch provides and maintains many SDKs and Integration tools like this one. We want to provide everyone with an amazing search experience for any kind of project. If you want to contribute, make suggestions, or just know what's going on right now, visit us in the integration-guides repository.