How it Works
A string of search terms are passed to the
get_query function, along with a list of the model fields to search. These terms are normalized by
normalize_query, which splits the query string into individual keyword, keeping quoted words together and removing stop words. The
get_query function then returns a Q object which may be used to search the given fields for the given term.
django-simplesearch is available on PyPI and can be installed with PIP.
pip install django-simplesearch
Alternatively, you may download the source and install it.
python setup.py install
simplesearch to your
django-simplesearch was created to search blog posts. To search a model
Post in the fields
body based on a search query submitted by a form to HTTP GET, you might do something like this:
if 'q' in request.GET: query_string = request.GET['q'] entry_query = get_query(query_string, ['title', 'body']) results = Post.objects.published().filter(entry_query).distinct()
In this case, the
Post objects that matched the search query is stored within