ActsAsList VS DbTextSearch

Compare ActsAsList vs DbTextSearch and see what are their differences.


An ActiveRecord plugin for managing lists. (by brendon)


A unified interface on top of ActiveRecord for case-insensitive string-in-set and prefix querying, and full-text search on SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. (by thredded)
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ActsAsList DbTextSearch
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2,019 64
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4.0 0.0
3 days ago almost 2 years ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ActsAsList and DbTextSearch you can also consider the following projects:

ranked-model - An acts_as_sortable/acts_as_list replacement built for Rails 4+

mini_record - ActiveRecord meets DataMapper, with MiniRecord you are be able to write schema inside your models.

FindWithOrder - Provides a simple way to find records in the same order of input array. Has better performance than manually sorting. (Support both PostgreSQL and MySQL)

Ryakuzu - :heart_eyes_cat: Interface for schema.rb

rails_or - Cleaner syntax for writing OR Query in Rails 5, 6. And also add #or support to Rails 3 and 4.

ActiveRecord Reputation System - An Active Record Reputation System for Rails

Priora - An Object Prioritization Utility for Ruby

ActiveRecord::Turntable - ActiveRecord Sharding Plugin

Filtered - Filters ActiveRecord queries in a nice way

Closure Tree - Easily and efficiently make your ActiveRecord models support hierarchies

ActiveRecordExtended - Adds additional postgres functionality to an ActiveRecord / Rails application