Makes Haystack play nice with Django REST Framework

pip install drf-haystack==1.8.13


Haystack for Django REST Framework

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Small library which tries to simplify integration of Haystack with Django REST Framework. Fresh documentation available on Read the docs!

Supported versions

  • Python 3.7 and above
  • Django >=2.2,<4.3
  • Haystack 2.8, 3.2
  • Django REST Framework >=3.7.0,<=3.13
  • elasticsearch >=2.0.0,<=8.3.3,


$ pip install drf-haystack

Supported features

We aim to support most features Haystack does (or at least those which can be used in a REST API). Currently, we support:

  • Autocomplete
  • Boost (Experimental)
  • Faceting
  • Geo Spatial Search
  • Highlighting
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from drf_haystack.serializers import HaystackSerializer
from drf_haystack.viewsets import HaystackViewSet

from myapp.search_indexes import PersonIndex  # You would define this Index normally as per Haystack's documentation

# Serializer
class PersonSearchSerializer(HaystackSerializer):
    class Meta:
        index_classes = [PersonIndex]
        fields = ["firstname", "lastname", "full_name"]

# ViewSet
class PersonSearchViewSet(HaystackViewSet):
    index_models = [Person]
    serializer_class = PersonSerializer

That's it, you're good to go. Hook it up to a DRF router and happy searching!