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couchrest_model_search

Search integration for couchrest_model users that are using couchdb-lucene.

Install

$ gem install couchrest_model_search

Usage

By simply requiring 'couchrest_model_search' in your project, all of your CouchRest::Model::Base models will respond to a search class method. This method will, by default, perform a full-text search on your model for any query you pass to it.

For example, suppose we have defined the following model:

class Article < CouchRest::Model::Base
  property :title
  property :author
  property :body
end

And now, let's create some articles:

Article.create(
  :title => "CouchDB is fun!", 
  :author => "moonmaster9000", 
  :body => "CouchDB is the most fun EVAR."
)

Article.create(
  :title => "CouchDB Lucene FTW", 
  :author => "moonmaster9000", 
  :body => "CouchDB Lucene makes your documents easily searchable!"
)

Article.create(
  :title => "Search your CouchDB documents from Ruby", 
  :author => "dorren", 
  :body => "Use the couchrest_model_search gem to search your documents from Ruby."
)

If we searched for "CouchDB", we would receive all documents we've created, since they all contained the word "CouchDB" in one of the properties:

Article.search("CouchDB").map(&:title) 
  #==> ["CouchDB is fun!", "CouchDB Lucene FTW", "Search your CouchDB documents from Ruby"]

Of course, searching for "moonmaster9000" would only return the first two documents:

Article.search("moonmaster9000").map(&:title) 
  #==> ["CouchDB is fun!", "CouchDB Lucene FTW"]

Creating more search functions

By default, the search method will use an underlying fulltext search index function to query your content. You can override the definition of this default "fulltext" search index function via the search_by class method:

class Article < CouchRest::Model::Base
  property :title
  property :author
  property :body

  search_by :fulltext, 
    :index => %(
      function(doc){
        //... your code here
      }
    )
end

You can also create other search indexes. For example, suppose we'd like to index only the titles of articles for search:

class Article < CouchRest::Model::Base
  property :title
  property :author
  property :body

  search_by :title, 
    :index => %(
      function(doc){
        var contentToIndex = new Document();
        contentToIndex.add(doc.title);
        return contentToIndex;
      }
    )
end

Now, to perform a search by title (instead of a fulltext search), simply pass :by_title along with your query to the search method:

Article.search "some query", :by_title

CouchDB-Lucene Query options

You can pass any CouchDB-Lucene query options to your search via an optional third parameter to search:

Article.search "apples", :fulltext, :limit => 10

Escaping special characters

The following characters have special meaning to Lucene when added to a query:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \

By default, couchrest_model_search will not escape your query. If you want it to automatically escape these special characters in your query, then use the escaped_search method:

Article.escaped_search "2001:March:10"
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.