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Go see https://github.com/textacular/textacular for the new name and official repository.
Further documentation available at http://texticle.github.com/texticle.
Texticle exposes full text search capabilities from PostgreSQL, extending ActiveRecord with scopes making search easy and fun!
- Only works with PostgreSQL
In the project's Gemfile add
gem 'texticle', '~> 2.0', require: 'texticle/rails'
ActiveRecord outside of Rails 3
require 'texticle' ActiveRecord::Base.extend(Texticle)
Your models now have access to search methods:
#basic_search method is what you might expect: it looks literally for what
you send to it, doing nothing fancy with the input:
Game.basic_search('Sonic') # will search through the model's :string columns Game.basic_search(title: 'Mario', system: 'Nintendo')
#advanced_search method lets you use Postgres's search syntax like '|',
'&' and '!' ('or', 'and', and 'not') as well as some other craziness. Check the
docs for more:
Game.advanced_search(title: 'Street|Fantasy') Game.advanced_search(system: '!PS2')
#fuzzy_search method lets you use Postgres's trigram search
Comic.fuzzy_search(title: 'Questio') # matches Questionable Content
Searches are also chainable:
Game.fuzzy_search(title: 'tree').basic_search(system: 'SNES')
To set proper searching dictionary just override class method on your model:
def self.searchable_language 'russian' end
And all your queries would go right! And don`t forget to change the migration for indexes, like shown below.
Creating Indexes for Super Speed
You can have Postgresql use an index for the full-text search. To declare a full-text index, in a migration add code like the following:
execute " create index on email_logs using gin(to_tsvector('english', subject)); create index on email_logs using gin(to_tsvector('english', email_address));"
In the above example, the table email_logs has two text columns that we search against, subject and email_address. You will need to add an index for every text/string column you query against, or else Postgresql will revert to a full table scan instead of using the indexes.
If you create these indexes, you should also switch to sql for your schema_format in
config.active_record.schema_format = :sql
- Ruby 1.9.2
$ gem install texticle
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Copyright (c) 2011 Aaron Patterson
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