Moduler solution to add search functionality for selected fields.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'make_model_searchable'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install make_model_searchable


To add search functionality to a model, for example User add following line to your model.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
    searchable_attributes :attribute1, :attribute2

Then use

def index"something")

searchable_attributes line makes model searchable by adding search method to User model. Specifying attributes by :attribute1, :attribute2 enables searching in specied fields. It is optional to specify attributes, if no attributes are specified then all attributes are searched.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at[USERNAME]/make_model_searchable. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.