Thursday, October 16, 2008

Grails Searchable Plugin is Awesome

I am working on adding search to the Q2OH web site. Getting it to work took about 20 minutes. Getting it to work just like I wanted it to took a day. All thanks to the Searchable plugin by Maurice Nicholson. It does exactly what it says it does and it does it well. I did run into a slight setback getting the suggested queries to work correctly. It was a syntax issue and once I got the spellCheck option correctly included in the closure it performed as advertised.

static searchable = {
only = ['content', 'author']
content: spellCheck 'include'

Now when you search for "sea", if there are no results it will ask if you want to search for "see" instead.


  1. That's all the code you need to search a field? Inconceivable...

  2. love grails
    love grails plugins
    love grails searchable plugin

  3. Please can you tell me how to use searchable plugin with grails. I need it for my project