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Pass the search parameters into a request that has set of filter parameters


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Tue Nov 17 2020 11:01:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Posted by @eneki #laravel #javascript

<button type="submit" id="customers_filter" onclick="checkWhetherTheTableContainsSearchResults()"
                                class="btn filter-button d-inline-block ml-3">
                                Filter
                            </button>
                            
<input id="search-hidden-input" hidden name="searchValue">

<script>
function checkWhetherTheTableContainsSearchResults() {
        let search = location.search.substring(1)
            searchInputElement = document.getElementById('search-hidden-input');
        
        if(search != '') {
            searchInputElement.setAttribute('value', search);
        }
    }
</script>
    
// If the filter is to work on search results, the original search parameter has to be passed into the request array.
        // Thus, the request array will return more than one parameter 
        // AND
        // one of the parameters will be searchValue
        // WHICH
        // will contain the entire search parameter (key + value)

        if ((count($request->all()) > 1) && (isset($request->searchValue))) {
            if (strpos($request->searchValue, '=')) {
                $string = $request->searchValue;
                $array = explode('=', $string);
                $request->searchValue = $array[1];
            }
        }
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