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⚡ The MeiliSearch driver for Laravel Scout

MeiliSearch Laravel Scout is a MeiliSearch driver for Laravel. MeiliSearch is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine. Both searching and indexing are highly customizable. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, facets, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.

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Install the Plugin

$ composer require meilisearch/meilisearch-laravel-scout

Install the HTTP Client

You could use any PSR-18 compatible client to use with this SDK. No additional configurations are required.
A list of compatible HTTP clients and client adapters can be found at

If you use Laravel 8 you can skip this section as laravel pre-install Guzzle 7 by default.

Guzzle 7:

$ composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle
If you already have guzzle installed with a version < 7, don't forget to update the version inside your composer.json
"require": {
  "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^7.0"

Guzzle 6:

$ composer require php-http/guzzle6-adapter

Symfony Http Client:

$ composer require symfony/http-client nyholm/psr7


$ composer require php-http/curl-client nyholm/psr7

Export configuration

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Laravel\Scout\ScoutServiceProvider"
$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Meilisearch\Scout\MeilisearchServiceProvider" --tag="config"

Update .env


Run MeiliSearch

There are many easy ways to download and run a MeiliSearch instance.

For example, if you use Docker:

$ docker run -it --rm -p 7700:7700 getmeili/meilisearch:latest ./meilisearch --master-key=masterKey

NB: you can also download MeiliSearch from Homebrew or APT.

Getting Started


Create an index

// Create an index
$ php artisan scout:index books
// Create an index and give the primary-key
$ php artisan scout:index books --key book_id

Add document

class Book extends Model
    use Searchable;
title = 'Pride and Prejudice';

You can also import all your table to meilisearch by using the artisan command:

$ php artisan scout:import "App\Book"

Search in index

class BookController extends Controller
    public function search()
        // MeiliSearch is typo-tolerant:
        Book::search('harry pottre')->get();
        // Or if you want to get the result from meilisearch:
        Book::search('harry pottre')->raw();

Delete documents

class BookController extends Controller
    public function destroy($id)
        // Delete one document
        // Delete several documents
        Book::destroy([1, 42]);
        // Delete all documents /!\

or you can use the artisan command to delete all documents from an index:

$ php artisan scout:flush "App\Book"

Delete an index

$ php artisan scout:index -d books


Custom search

All the supported options are described in the search parameters section of the documentation.

class BookController extends Controller
    public function customSearch()
        Book::search('prince', function (Indexes $meilisearch, $query, $options) {
            $options['filters'] = 'author="Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"';

        return $meilisearch-&gt;search($query, $options);



class BookController extends Controller
    public function search()
        // with a limit of items per page:
        // using meilisearch response:

Compatibility with MeiliSearch

This package only guarantees the compatibility with the version v0.16.0 of MeiliSearch.


See our Documentation and the Wiki of this repository.

Additional notes

You can use more advance function by reading the documentation of MeiliSearch PHP Client

This package is a custom engine of Laravel Scout

Development Workflow and Contributing

Any new contribution is more than welcome in this project!

If you want to know more about the development workflow or want to contribute, please visit our contributing guidelines for detailed instructions!

MeiliSearch provides and maintains many SDKs and Integration tools like this one. We want to provide everyone with an amazing search experience for any kind of project. If you want to contribute, make suggestions, or just know what's going on right now, visit us in the integration-guides repository.

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