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Searchtabular - Search utilities

Searchtabular comes with search helpers. It consists of search algorithms that can be applied to the rows. Just like with sorting, you have to apply it to the rows just before rendering. A column is considered searchable in case it has a unique property defined.

Searchtabular Antd

The original Searchtabular package has only one type of filter - text filter. Date filter, number filter, boolean filter was not possible. To implement these advanced filters, the searchtabular-antd package uses antd components.

  • Input - text filter
  • InputNumber - range filter for numbers
  • DatePicker - date filter
  • Checkbox - boolean filter

To use range filter for numbers, use the following column definition:

{
  property: 'age',
  header: {
    label: 'Age'
  },
  type: 'number'
}

To use date filter, use the following column definition:

{
  property: 'date_updated',
  header: {
    label: 'Date Updated'
  },
  type: 'date'
}

To use boolean filter, use the following column definition:

{
  property: 'is_device',
  header: {
    label: 'Is Device'
  },
  checkbox: true
}

Searchtabular (reactabular)

The sections below belong to the ReadMe of Searchtabular package.

API

The search API consists of three parts. Out of these search.multipleColumns and search.matches are the most useful ones for normal usage. If the default search strategies aren't enough, it's possible to implement more as long as you follow the same interface.

import * as search from 'searchtabular';
 
// Or you can cherry-pick 
import { multipleColumns } from 'searchtabular';
import { multipleColumns as searchMultipleColumns } from 'searchtabular';

Search

search.multipleColumns({ castingStrategy: <castingStrategy>, columns: [<object>], query: {<column>: <query>}, strategy: <strategy>, transform: <transform> })([<rows to query>]) => [<filtered rows>]

This is the highest level search function available. It expects rows and columns in the same format the Table uses. query object describes column specific search queries.

It uses infix strategy underneath although it is possible to change it. By default it matches in a case insensitive manner. If you want case sensitive behavior, pass a => a(identity function) as transform.

It will cast everything but arrays to a string by default. If you want a custom casting behavior, pass a custom function to castingStrategy(value, column). It should return the cast result.

search.singleColumn({ castingStrategy: <castingStrategy>, columns: [<object>], searchColumn: <string>, query: <string>, strategy: <strategy>, transform: <transform> })([<rows to query>]) => [<filtered rows>]

This is a more specialized version of search.multipleColumns. You can use it to search a specific column through searchColumn and query.

Matchers

search._columnMatches({ query: <string>, castingStrategy: <castingStrategy>, column: <object>, row: <object>, strategy: <strategy>, transform: <transform> }) => <boolean>

This is a function that can be used to figure out all column specific matches. It is meant only for internal usage of the library.

When dealing with strings:

search.matches({ value: <string>, query: <string>, strategy: <strategy>, transform: <transform> }) => [{ startIndex: <number>, length: <number> }]

Returns an array with the matches.

When dealing with arrays:

search.matches({ value: <string>, query: [<string|[...]>], strategy: <strategy>, transform: <transform> }) => [[{ startIndex: <number>, length: <number> }], ...]

Returns a sparse array with the same shape as the original query. If there was a match for an item, it will have the same shape as the string version above, otherwise the array will have a hole in that location.

This function returns matches against the given value and query. This is particularly useful with highlighting.

Strategies

search.strategies.infix(queryTerm: <string>) => { evaluate(searchText: <string>) => <string>, matches(searchText) => [{ startIndex: <number>, length: <number> }]

Search uses infix strategy by default. This means it will match even if the result is in the middle of a searchText.

The strategies operate in two passes - evaluation and matching. The evaluation pass allows us to implement perform fast boolean check on whether or not a search will match. Matching gives exact results.

search.strategies.prefix(queryTerm: <string>) => { evaluate(searchText: <string>) => <string>, matches(searchText) => [{ startIndex: <number>, length: <number> }]

prefix strategy matches from the start.

Highlighting Search Results

To make it possible to highlight search results per column, there's a specific highlightCell formatter.

How to Use?

The general workflow goes as follows:

  1. Set up a Search control that outputs a query in {<column>: <query>} format. If <column> is all, then the search will work against all columns. Otherwise it will respect the exact columns set. You'll most likely want to use either reactabular-search-field or reactabular-search-columns (or both) for this purpose or provide an implementation of your own if you are not using Reactabular.
  2. Before rendering the rows, perform search.multipleColumns({ columns, query })(rows). This will filter the rows based on the passed rows, columns definition, and query. A lazy way to do this is to filter at render() although you can do it elsewhere too to optimize rendering.
  3. Pass the filtered rows to Table.

To use it, you'll first you have to annotate your rows using highlighter. It attaches a structure like this there:

_highlights: {
  demo: [{ startIndex: 0, length: 4 }]
}

Example:

/*
import React from 'react';
import { compose } from 'redux';
import * as Table from 'reactabular-table';
import * as resolve from 'table-resolver';
import * as search from 'searchtabular';
*/
 
class HighlightTable extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
 
    this.state = {
      searchColumn: 'all',
      query: {},
      columns: [
        {
          header: {
            label: 'Name'
          },
          children: [
            {
              property: 'name.first',
              header: {
                label: 'First Name'
              },
              cell: {
                formatters: [search.highlightCell]
              }
            },
            {
              property: 'name.last',
              header: {
                label: 'Last Name'
              },
              cell: {
                formatters: [search.highlightCell]
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          property: 'age',
          header: {
            label: 'Age'
          },
          cell: {
            formatters: [search.highlightCell]
          }
        }
      ],
      rows: [
        {
          id: 100,
          name: {
            first: 'Adam',
            last: 'West'
          },
          age: 10
        },
        {
          id: 101,
          name: {
            first: 'Brian',
            last: 'Eno'
          },
          age: 43
        },
        {
          id: 103,
          name: {
            first: 'Jake',
            last: 'Dalton'
          },
          age: 33
        },
        {
          id: 104,
          name: {
            first: 'Jill',
            last: 'Jackson'
          },
          age: 63
        }
      ]
    };
  }
  render() {
    const { searchColumn, columns, rows, query } = this.state;
    const resolvedColumns = resolve.columnChildren({ columns });
    const resolvedRows = resolve.resolve({
      columns: resolvedColumns,
      method: resolve.nested
    })(rows);
    const searchedRows = compose(
      search.highlighter({
        columns: resolvedColumns,
        matches: search.matches,
        query
      }),
      search.multipleColumns({
        columns: resolvedColumns,
        query
      }),
    )(resolvedRows);
 
    return (
      <div>
        <div className="search-container">
          <span>Search</span>
          <search.Field
            column={searchColumn}
            query={query}
            columns={resolvedColumns}
            rows={resolvedRows}
            onColumnChange={searchColumn => this.setState({ searchColumn })}
            onChange={query => this.setState({ query })}
          />
        </div>
        <Table.Provider columns={resolvedColumns}>
          <Table.Header
            headerRows={resolve.headerRows({ columns })}
          />
 
          <Table.Body rows={searchedRows} rowKey="id" />
        </Table.Provider>
      </div>
    );
  }
}
 
<HighlightTable />

Components

searchtabular provides a couple of convenience components listed below.

Searching Columns

searchtabular.Columns is a single component you can inject within a table header to allow searching per column. It expects columns and onChange handler. The latter is used to update the search query based on the search protocol.

How to Use?

Consider the example below.

Example:

/*
import React from 'react';
import * as Table from 'reactabular-table';
import * as resolve from 'table-resolver';
import * as search from 'searchtabular';
*/
 
class SearchColumnsTable extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
 
    this.state = {
      query: {}, // Search query
      columns: [
        {
          header: {
            label: 'Name'
          },
          children: [
            {
              property: 'name.first',
              header: {
                label: 'First Name'
              }
            },
            {
              property: 'name.last',
              header: {
                label: 'Last Name'
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          property: 'age',
          header: {
            label: 'Age'
          }
        }
      ],
      rows: [
        {
          id: 100,
          name: {
            first: 'Adam',
            last: 'West'
          },
          age: 10
        },
        {
          id: 101,
          name: {
            first: 'Brian',
            last: 'Eno'
          },
          age: 43
        },
        {
          id: 103,
          name: {
            first: 'Jake',
            last: 'Dalton'
          },
          age: 33
        },
        {
          id: 104,
          name: {
            first: 'Jill',
            last: 'Jackson'
          },
          age: 63
        }
      ]
    };
  }
  render() {
    const { columns, query, rows } = this.state;
    const resolvedColumns = resolve.columnChildren({ columns });
    const resolvedRows = resolve.resolve({
      columns: resolvedColumns,
      method: resolve.nested
    })(rows);
    const searchedRows = search.multipleColumns({
      columns: resolvedColumns,
      query
    })(resolvedRows);
 
    return (
      <Table.Provider columns={resolvedColumns}>
        <Table.Header
          headerRows={resolve.headerRows({ columns })}
        >
          <search.Columns
            query={query}
            columns={resolvedColumns}
            onChange={query => this.setState({ query })}
          />
        </Table.Header>
 
        <Table.Body rows={searchedRows} rowKey="id" />
      </Table.Provider>
    );
  }
}
 
<SearchColumnsTable />

Searching Through a Single Field

searchtabular.Field provides a search control with a column listing and an input.

searchtabular.Field also supports custom component overrides for the column <select> and <input> field. It is on you to couple the onChange events to the target fields rendered within your custom components.

How to Use?

Consider the example below.

Example:

/*
import React from 'react';
import * as Table from 'reactabular-table';
import * as resolve from 'table-resolver';
import * as search from 'searchtabular';
import { CustomField, CustomSelect } from './path/to/your/component';
*/
 
class SearchTable extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
 
    this.state = {
      searchColumn: 'all',
      query: {}, // Search query
      columns: [
        {
          header: {
            label: 'Name'
          },
          children: [
            {
              property: 'name.first',
              header: {
                label: 'First Name'
              }
            },
            {
              property: 'name.last',
              header: {
                label: 'Last Name'
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          property: 'age',
          header: {
            label: 'Age'
          }
        }
      ],
      rows: [
        {
          id: 100,
          name: {
            first: 'Adam',
            last: 'West'
          },
          age: 10
        },
        {
          id: 101,
          name: {
            first: 'Brian',
            last: 'Eno'
          },
          age: 43
        },
        {
          id: 103,
          name: {
            first: 'Jake',
            last: 'Dalton'
          },
          age: 33
        },
        {
          id: 104,
          name: {
            first: 'Jill',
            last: 'Jackson'
          },
          age: 63
        }
      ]
    };
  }
  render() {
    const { searchColumn, columns, rows, query } = this.state;
    const resolvedColumns = resolve.columnChildren({ columns });
    const resolvedRows = resolve.resolve({
      columns: resolvedColumns,
      method: resolve.nested
    })(rows);
    const searchedRows = search.multipleColumns({
      columns: resolvedColumns,
      query
    })(resolvedRows);
 
    return (
      <div>
        <div className="search-container">
          <span>Search</span>
          <search.Field
            column={searchColumn}
            query={query}
            columns={resolvedColumns}
            rows={resolvedRows}
            onColumnChange={searchColumn => this.setState({ searchColumn })}
            onChange={query => this.setState({ query })}
            components={{
              filter: CustomField,
              select: CustomSelect,
              props: {
                filter: {
                  className: 'custom-textfield',
                  placeholder: 'Refine Results'
                },
                select: {
                  className: 'custom-select'
                }
              }
            }}
          />
        </div>
        <Table.Provider columns={resolvedColumns}>
          <Table.Header
            headerRows={resolve.headerRows({ columns })}
          />
 
          <Table.Body rows={searchedRows} rowKey="id" />
        </Table.Provider>
      </div>
    );
  }
}
 
const CustomField = props => <input className="CustomField" {...props} />;
const CustomSelect = ({ options, onChange }) => (
  <div>
    <input className="controlled-field" type="text" onChange={onChange} defaultValue="all" />
    <ul>
      { options.map(({ key, name, value }) => (
        <li key={key} data-value={value}>{name}</li>)
      ) }
    </ul>
  </div>
);
 
<SearchTable />

License

MIT. See LICENSE for details.