ransack VS pg_search

Compare ransack vs pg_search and see what are their differences.

pg_search

pg_search builds ActiveRecord named scopes that take advantage of PostgreSQL’s full text search (by Casecommons)
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ransack pg_search
7 6
5,169 886
0.9% 2.4%
8.5 6.2
10 days ago 13 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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ransack

Posts with mentions or reviews of ransack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-12.
  • ransack VS Searchkick - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 12 Aug 2021
  • API - convention for filter that can have an occurrence of the value passed?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/rails | 11 May 2021
    You might be looking for something like Ransack - https://github.com/activerecord-hackery/ransack
  • Airtable-like table filtering
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 24 Mar 2021
    I use ransack for this and find it very powerful and flexible without the need to rely on complex JS.
  • An Unofficial Active Admin Guide
    16 projects | dev.to | 29 Sep 2020
    First of all, you should take a look at Active Admin's documentation regarding filters. You can continue your overview with the official README and wiki, where, among other things, you can find view-helpers to create custom search forms.
    16 projects | dev.to | 29 Sep 2020
    For especially complicated cases, you can consider learning how to create custom predicates and Ransackers - extensions that convert parameters directly into Arel (internal library ActiveRecord, used to build SQL queries).
    16 projects | dev.to | 29 Sep 2020
    The postfix _cont is one of the many predicates available in Ransack. Predicates determine which SQL query is to be generated for search. You can read more about all available predicates in the official wiki.
  • Building an Advanced Search Form in Rails 6
    1 project | dev.to | 30 Aug 2020
    You can use gems like Ransack to build search forms much faster, but for the purpose of learning and performance we will be building this feature ourselves. Throughout the process, you will also learn how to customize Rails default pluralization. By the end, we will be able to search for Pokemon by name, type, and region.

pg_search

Posts with mentions or reviews of pg_search. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-15.
  • Application Search Feature more that ActiveRecord;
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 15 May 2022
    You can take a look at pg_search if you’re using Postgres
  • How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails
    1 project | reddit.com/r/ruby | 11 Sep 2021
    This was a really good read, thanks. I've got into the habit of jumping straight to PgSearch but could definitely apply this approach to some existing projects.
  • Instant search with Rails 6 and Hotwire
    5 projects | dev.to | 6 Aug 2021
    Cleaner, more performant database queries: Definitely don't just leave your query sitting in the controller! For production use cases, you'd want to consider an option like pg_search
  • Postgres Full-Text Search: A Search Engine in a Database
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jul 2021
    If you are using Rails with Postgres you can use pg_search gem to build the named scopes to take advantage of full text search.

    https://github.com/Casecommons/pg_search

  • Tips for optimizing pg_search?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 14 Apr 2021
    Hey guys. Looking to release an app for mobile that will be using a rails API. The app will heavily rely on search. I know the go-to is to use elasticsearch but wanted to see if there was enough user demand for the MVP before shelling out $50/mo for the heroku add on. In the mean time I've been using pg_search. From the eye test it's performing okay but will be adding a table that houses over 350K records. With this in mind I was wondering if you all had any tips for increasing the overall speed for search from the model and controller level. Also should note that I'm open to any other free search gems if they deem bette fit.
  • Rails Search Bar
    2 projects | dev.to | 18 Oct 2020
    There are two basic search configurations with pg_search, a Single Model search scope or a multi Model configuration. In my case I am only using the Single Model configuration, but you can read more about multi-search in the documentation.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ransack and pg_search you can also consider the following projects:

Elasticsearch Rails - Elasticsearch integrations for ActiveModel/Record and Ruby on Rails

Searchkick - Intelligent search made easy

elasticsearch-ruby - Ruby integrations for Elasticsearch

textacular - Textacular exposes full text search capabilities from PostgreSQL, and allows you to declare full text indexes. Textacular will extend ActiveRecord with named_scope methods making searching easy and fun!

Sunspot - Solr-powered search for Ruby objects

zombodb - Making Postgres and Elasticsearch work together like it's 2022

MeiliSearch - An open-source, lightning-fast, and hyper-relevant search engine that fits effortlessly into your apps, websites, and workflow.

has_scope - Map incoming controller parameters to named scopes in your resources

SearchCop - Search engine like fulltext query support for ActiveRecord