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Typesense Swift

A great new way to implement your searches on iOS using Typesense ⚡️🔍✨ Typesense Swift is a high level wrapper that helps you easily implement searching using Typesense.


Add Typesense Swift Swift Package to your project. You can refer Apple's Documentation to add Typesense Swift as a dependency to your iOS Project. You can also import Typesense into your own Swift Package by adding this line to dependencies array of Package.swift:

dependencies: [
           .package(url: "", .upToNextMajor(from: "0.2.0"),


Setting up the client

Import Typesense onto your Swift Project:

import Typesense

Declare the Typesense nodes that are available as Node members:

let node1 = Node(host: "localhost", port: "8108", nodeProtocol: "http")
let node2 = Node(host: "", port: "8080", nodeProtocol: "https") //and so on

Create a configuration and hence a client with the Nodes mentioned:

let myConfig = Configuration(nodes: [node1, node2], apiKey: "coolstuff")

let client = Client(config: myConfig)

You can use Typesense parameters like nearestNode and connectionTimeoutSeconds while creating the configuration. You can also pass in a logger parameter to debug the code like this:

let myConfig = Configuration(nodes: [node1, node2], apiKey: "coolstuff", logger: Logger(debugMode: true))

Indexing documents

You can create a collection by first defining a collection schema:

let myCoolSchema = CollectionSchema(name: "schools", fields: [Field(name: "school_name", type: "string"), Field(name: "num_students", type: "int32"), Field(name: "country", type: "string", facet: true)], defaultSortingField: "num_students")
let (data, response) = try await client.collections.create(schema: myCoolSchema)

Define the structure of your document as per your collection, and index it by inserting/upserting it to the collection:

struct School: Codable {
    var id: String
    var school_name: String
    var num_students: Int
    var country: String

let document = School(id: "7", school_name: "Hogwarts", num_students: 600, country: "United Kingdom")
let documentData = try JSONEncoder().encode(document)
let (data, response) = try await client.collection(name: "schools").documents().create(document: documentData)
let (data, response) = try await client.collection(name: "schools").documents().upsert(document: documentData)

You can perform CRUD actions to Collections and Documents that belong to a certain collection. You can also use .importBatch() on the documents() method to import and index a batch of documents (in .jsonl format).


Define your search parameters clearly and then perform the search operation by mentioning your Document Type:

let searchParameters = SearchParameters(q: "hog", queryBy: "school_name", filterBy: "num_students:>500", sortBy: "num_students:desc")

let (data, response) = try await client.collection(name: "schools").documents().search(searchParameters, for: School.self)

This returns a SearchResult object as the data, which can be further parsed as desired.


Issues and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at Typesense Swift. Do note that the Models used in the Swift client are generated by Swagger-Codegen and are automated to be modified in order to prevent major errors. So please do use the shell script that is provided in the repo to generate the models:


The generated Models (inside the Models directory) are to be used inside the Models directory of the source code as well. Models need to be generated as and when the Typesense-Api-Spec is updated.

TODO: Features

  • Curation API
  • Dealing with Dirty Data
  • Scoped Search Key