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Algolia for JavaScript

The perfect starting point to integrate Algolia within your JavaScript project

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Migration note from v3.x to v4.x

In February 2020, we released v4 of our JavaScript client. If you are using version 3.x of the client, read the migration guide to version 4.x. Version 3.x will no longer be under active development.

✨ Features

  • Thin & minimal low-level HTTP client to interact with Algolia's API
  • Works both on the browser and node.js
  • UMD compatible, you can use it with any module loader
  • Built with TypeScript

⏭ Next

The next branch hosts the code of the new major version (v5). This version is generated from the API Clients Automation monorepo which is where you can follow the development and make contributions.

💡 Getting Started

First, install Algolia JavaScript API Client via the npm package manager:

npm install algoliasearch

Then, create objects on your index:

const algoliasearch = require('algoliasearch');

const client = algoliasearch('YourApplicationID', 'YourAdminAPIKey');
const index = client.initIndex('your_index_name');

const objects = [
    objectID: 1,
    name: 'Foo',

  .then(({ objectIDs }) => {
  .catch(err => {

Finally, let's actually search using the search method:

  .then(({ hits }) => {
  .catch(err => {

For the full documentation, visit the online documentation.

❓ Troubleshooting

Encountering an issue? Before reaching out to support, we recommend heading to our FAQ where you will find answers for the most common issues and gotchas with the client.

📄 License

Algolia JavaScript API Client is an open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.