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Flask extension to provide a search view for querying the webteam's Google Custom Search account

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Flask extension to provide a search view for querying the webteam's Google Custom Search account.


pip3 install

Or add to your requirements.txt.


Application code

You can add the extension on your project's application as follows:

from import build_search_view

app = Flask("myapp")

app.add_url_rule("/search", "search", build_search_view())

# Or, a bit more complex example


The template

You need to create an HTML template at the specificed template_path. By default this will be search.html inside your templates folder. This template will be passed the following data:

  • {{ query }} - the contents of the q= search query parameter
  • {{ start }} - the contents of the start= query parameter - the offset at which to start returning results (used for pagination - default 0)
  • {{ num }} - the contents of the num= query parameter - the number of search results to return (default 10)
  • {{ results }} - the results returned from the Google Custom Search query. The actual search results are in {{ results.entries }}.

The API key

You then need to provide the API key for the Google Custom Search API as an environment variable called SEARCH_API_KEY when the server starts - e.g.:

SEARCH_API_KEY=xxxxx flask run

Once this is done, you should be able to visit /search?q={some_query} in your site and see search results built with your search.html template.

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