ZQ Fuzzy Search & Autocomplete with API

Hi there
I would like to do a search from an API. What do I need to do in order that the repeating group is showing the matches?

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Repeating Group

Thanks for your support

Hello, @roman.jeckelmann.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the late reply :pray:

Fuzzy Search is able to function when its data source is an external API. For example:

  • the data from your API should be a text. Fuzzy Search is not working with other data types.
  • the Repeating group setup (we used free Google Drive plugin as a data source)
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  • plugin element setup
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  • Input Search setup
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How it works, in motion:

Hope it helps :pray:
Regards,
Zeroqode Support Team

Thanks so much for your explanation and your support. With the external API (airtable) I do not get these Field to Search 1 to 5.

Do you have a sample with the airtable as API?

Best regards
Roman

@roman.jeckelmann , you are welcome!

Yes, I have created a test use case with the Airtable database as a RG/Fuzzy plugin data source. Unfortunately, our plugin can not work with Airtable. The data source it provides is not compatible with the plugin, that’s why you can’t see the “Field to search” values on the plugin element.

We will add this case to the plugin backlog. Thank you.

Apologies for any inconvenience :pray:
Regards,
Zeroqode Support Team

Hey @roman.jeckelmann,

I had the same problem and solved it by using Bubble’s API Connector instead of the Airtable plugin.

There is a slight learning curve to it but ultimately I found that API gives you more possibilities than the plugin does (for example API gives you access to Airtable-created thumbnails which is very useful). On top of that, getting familiar with API Connector allows you to use other APIs too.

CC: @ZeroqodeSupport

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Hi @lpdesign
Thank you so much for your support. I could include it to my bubble but the FuzzySearch does not work either. I always get empty results.

Could you maybe do an example how you use a repeating group with the fuzzysearch and airtable?

Many thanks