Simple Column Search
Quick and dirty multi column LIKE searches. Great for prototyping auto-completers as it handles partial matches and adding search terms refines the results.
Running lots of queries or have a large data set? You should probably upgrade to a real search back-end already!
Add a search method to your model by calling simple_column_search with the fields you want to search.
class User simple_column_search :first_name, :last_name end
Search for a single value across all searched columns.
User.search('eli') # => anyone with first or last name starting with eli User.search('miller') # => anyone with first or last name starting with miller
Refine the search by adding another search term.
User.search('eli miller') # => anyone with first or last name starting with eli AND # anyone with first or last name starting with miller
As a Rails plugin.
./script/plugin install git://github.com/jqr/simple_column_search.git
Prefer gems? Add this to your environment.rb and run the following command.
config.gem 'jqr-simple_column_search', :lib => 'simple_column_search', :source => 'http://gems.github.com' $ rake gems:install
Copyright © 2008 Elijah Miller <email@example.com>, released under the MIT license.