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How do I search Action Text with Ransack?

Ryan Carter asked in Rails

I have set up a basic search using Ransack but I don't understand how to get it to search Action Text. This is how it is implimented in the search_form_for:

f.search_field :title_or_rcontent_or_city_or_state_i_cont

The rcontent is the Action Text portion.

For anyone else searching for this issue, I found a solution.

Add this to your model -
has_one :action_text_rich_text,
class_name: 'ActionText::RichText',
as: :record

And then add or_action_text_rich_text_body to your search field, because "body" is what is created when the ActionText migration is created.

Thank you! I am now getting duplicates in my searches though. Did that happen to you?

Let's say you have an ActionText field like so:

has_rich_text :body

You can join that without defining another association like so:


One option could be to do a full text search in PostgreSQL:

joins(:rich_text_body).where("to_tsvector(action_text_rich_texts.body) @@ websearch_to_tsquery('english', ?)", phrase)

One of the reasons I went with this approach was to help make the HTML-formatted text a bit easier to search through, and give the user a bit more flexibility. For example, since I used the websearch_to_tsquery, it supports things like quoting to search for a phrase, etc.

EDIT Heh just noticed this is a rather old thread. Anyway, maybe this will help someone in the future!

Thanks, I will play around with it and see what I can figure out.

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