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This is a dependency free multi-faceted search based on many of the "visual search" packages out there designed for ember. See the demo at https://alechirsch.github.io/ember-search-flow/


ember install ember-search-flow


Once installed, include the component in any template

    onQueryUpdated=(action 'onQueryUpdated')
    onValueUpdated=(action 'onValueUpdated')
Options Default Value Description
searchLabel 'Add Filter' The text displayed next to the add filter button.
clearLabel 'Clear Filters' The text displayed next to the clear all filters button. By default, this button will not be displayed until two or more filters are added.
maxFilters null The maximum number of filters allowed to be added by the user. This will not block the number of filters manually passed in through the query object. Any non-number value will be treated as infinite.


The query is an object of filters that you can use in an ember store query This is the output of the component, you can also use it to initialize the filters for the component. For example, if you want to filter a list of users by the name "Bob" and age of "25", the query object will look like this

    name: "Bob",
    age: 25

A query for filtering by "Bob" or "Bill" AND age 25:

    name: ["Bob", "Bill"],
    age: 25

There is also an option to query on a partial string using the "contains" key in the query. A query for filterting all on names that contain the letter "b":

    contains: {
        name: "b"


Parameters is an array of objects that define what filters can be added to the query. Each object in the array is defined with the following options

Key Required Description
name yes The key of the filter in the query
title yes The text to be displayed for the name of filter.
placeholder no The displayed string for a parameter when no value is typed into the input box.
allowMultiple no Default is true. Setting to false will allow only one filter of this parameter in the query.
contains no Default is false. This enables a filter to use the 'contains' key in the query.
options no This is an array of strings that represents the available options for the parameter.
remoteOptions no Default is false. If set to true, the options are remotely obtained and the onValueUpdated action will be called whenever the value of an input changes. Refer to the section about the onValueUpdated action.
suggested no Default is false. Setting to true will place the filter into the suggested filters list.
sort no Default is true. Setting to false will not auto sort the options list. The sort is alphabetical.

Here is an example of a parameter that does not use remote options and where a user can only input one of:

    name: 'status',
    title: 'Status',
    options: ['New', 'Open', 'Pending', 'Closed'],
    placeholder: 'Enter status',
    allowMultiple: false


This action is called only if remoteOptions is set to true. Whenever a user changes the value of an input box, this action is called with two parameters:

  • value The value that was entered into the input box
  • parameter The parameter that was defined in the parameters array.

This action should set the 'options' on the parameter to an array of string that are the available options.

onValueUpdated(value, parameter){
    // do remote call
    let options = // results from remote call
    Ember.set(parameter, 'options', options);

Optionally, you can configure your Ember application to have Search Flow set a timeout prior to querying your resource for options to show. In your Ember environment file, export a Search Flow configuration like the following:

'ember-search-flow': {
    optionsTimeout: 1000

This will make Search Flow wait one second after the user finishes typing before sending out requests for options to show. If you choose to use this timeout configuration you must change the return value of your onValueUpdated function to be a Promise of the array of options.


This action is called each time ember-search-flow makes a new query from a newly selected key-value pair. Pointing this attribute to an action in a route or component enables you to listen and define behavior when filters are created or deleted.

    this.set('routeFilter', query);
    //refresh the route, newFilter is used by a this.store.query call to make  JSONAPI call to a resource server


  • git clone https://github.com/alechirsch/ember-search-flow.git
  • cd ember-search-flow
  • npm link
  • cd ../dummy-app
  • npm link ember-search-flow
  • npm install
  • bower install


For more information on using ember-cli, visit http://ember-cli.com/.


npm i ember-search-flow

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