Ajax Autocomplete Search in Laravel

Today our leading topic is ajax autocomplete search in laravel. This article will give you simple example of laravel autocomplete search from database. This example will help you laravel autocomplete search using typeahead.js. Here you will learn laravel autocomplete search ajax. So, let's follow few step to create example of laravel autocomplete search textbox.

Just follow bellow step to create typeahead with laravel application.

Bootstrap Typeahead JS provide way of user interface so, we can easily write code of jquery ajax and make it dynamic autocomplete search in laravel application. we can easily use Typeahead JS with bootstrap.

Jquery autocomplete is must if you are dealing with big data, like you have items or products table and thousands of records so it's not possible to give drop-down box, but it is better if we use autocomplete instead of select box.

Step 1 : Download Laravel

first of all we need to get fresh Laravel version application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

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

Step 2: Create Migration and Model

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

php artisan make:migration create_items_table

After this command you will find one file in following path "database/migrations" and you have to put bellow code in your migration file for create items table.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class CreateItemsTable extends Migration



* Run the migrations.


* @return void


public function up()


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







* Reverse the migrations.


* @return void


public function down()





Then after, simply run migration:

php artisan migrate

After create "items" table you should create Item model for items, so first create file in this path "app/Item.php" and put bellow content in item.php file:



namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Item extends Model



Step 3: Create Route

In this is step we need to create routes for display view and ajax method. so open your "routes/web.php" file and add following route.

Here Add 10


Route::get('search', 'SearchController@index')->name('search');

Route::get('autocomplete', 'SearchController@autocomplete')->name('autocomplete');

Step 4: Create Controller

In this step, we have to create new controller as SearchController and we have also need to add two methods index() and autocomplete() on that controller like as you can see bellow:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Item;

class SearchController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index()


return view('search');



* Show the form for creating a new resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function autocomplete(Request $request)


$data = Item::select("name")



return response()->json($data);



Step 5: Create View File

In Last step, let's create search.blade.php(resources/views/search.blade.php) for layout and lists all items code here and put following code:


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel Autocomplete Search using Bootstrap Typeahead JS - ItSolutionStuff.com</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css" />

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.js"></script>

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-3-typeahead/4.0.1/bootstrap3-typeahead.min.js"></script>



<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel Autocomplete Search using Bootstrap Typeahead JS - ItSolutionStuff.com</h1>

<input class="typeahead form-control" type="text">


<script type="text/javascript">

var path = "{{ route('autocomplete') }}";


source: function (query, process) {

return $.get(path, { query: query }, function (data) {

return process(data);







Make sure you have some dummy data on your items table before run this example. Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command for quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow URL on your browser:


I hope it can help you...

February 2, 2020 | Category : Laravel
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