These samples illustrate autocomplete and type suggestion using Manticore/Sphinx search.
Querying is made via SphinxQL using PDO driver.
The sample data included contains a version of Sphinx documentation.
The samples are featured on [this Sphinx blog post] (http://sphinxsearch.com/blog/2013/05/21/simple-autocomplete-and-correction-suggestion/).
Manticore or Sphinx search
PHP with PDO mysql
scripts/sphinx.conf for setting proper paths and db credentials
Import the sample tables in your database.
Untar first the two archieves in
$ tar -xzvf suggest.tar.gz $ tar -xzvf docs.tar.gz $ mysql < suggest.sql $ mysql < docs.sql
Alternative you can build the suggest table by following instructions in
The samples use 3 indexes :
simplecompletefull for doing the actual search,
simplecomplete for autocomplete and
suggest for suggestions.
simpletecompletefull can be used for autocomplete as well, if the search for completion is made only on title (
@title $query ).
Index the 3 indexes:
$ indexer -c /path/to/sphinx.conf --all
Start a new Manticore/Sphinx server using sphinx.conf from
scripts folder or import the indexes if you already have a running Sphinx server.
$ searchd -c /path/to/sphinx.conf
In case you start a new Manticore/Sphinx server, be sure to change the ports in sphinx.conf and common.php.
In common.php edit the database credentials. For Sphinx 2.1.1 or greater/Manticore or trunk version, set constant
SPHINX_20 to false.
Autocomplete starts after typing 3 characters. To change this you need to edit in sphinx.conf
min_word_len and in footer.php and footer_excerpts.php the
minLength ( which trigger firing the ajax call).
Live demo with Sphinx :
Sphinx Samples is free software, and is released under the terms of the GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version.
Manticore website : https://manticoresearch.com/
Manticore repository : https://github.com/manticoresoftware/manticore
Sphinx website : http://sphinxsearch.com/
Sphinx read-only repository :https://github.com/sphinxsearch/sphinx