Laravel Scout Array Driver for Testing

Laravel Scout Array Driver for Testing

Laravel Scout Array Driver is a package by @Sti3bas that provides conveniences around testing Laravel Scout search:

This package adds an array driver to Laravel Scout and provides custom PHPUnit assertions to make testing search-related functionality easier.

The package ships with a Search facade which provides convenience methods that make asserting search easier:

$user = factory(User::class)->create([
    'name' => 'Oliver',

$user2 = User::withoutSyncingToSearch(function () {
    return factory(User::class)->create([
        'name' => 'John',

Search::assertContains($user) // passes
    ->assertContains($user2) // fails
    ->assertContains($user, function ($record) { // passes
        return $record['name'] === 'Oliver';
    ->assertContains($user, function ($record) { // fails
        return $record['name'] === 'John';
    ->assertContains($user2, function ($record) { // fails
        return $record['name'] === 'John';

The Search facade has a bunch of methods you should check out in the readme. One that stood out to me was the fakeRecord method. This method allows you to fake search index record of the model.

$user = factory(User::class)->create([
    'id' => 123,
    'name' => 'Peter',
    'email' => '',

Search::fakeRecord($user, [
    'id' => 123,
    'name' => 'John',
], false);

$record = User::search()->where('id', 123)->raw()['hits'][0];

$this->assertEquals('Peter', $record['name']); // fails
$this->assertEquals('John', $record['name']); // passes
$this->assertTrue(!isset($record['email'])); // passes

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub at Sti3bas/laravel-scout-array-driver.

Filed in: News / Scout


Join the weekly newsletter and never miss out on new tips, tutorials, and more.

Laravel News Partners

Laravel Jobs

Full Stack or Back-End Developer
Alexandria, VA; Tallahassee, FL; Orlando, FL
Marketing for Change
Full Stack Software Engineer
Atlanta, GA or Remote
Laravel/PHP Developer
Chicago, IL
Neon One
Software Engineer, Web Applications
Vaughan, ON, Canada
Blast Motion
Contract Services Software Engineer (Laravel | Vue | Tailwind)
Riverbed Technology
Senior Laravel Developer
Wilmington, NC
GE Software Inc.
Senior Full Stack Developer (PHP | Vue | DDD)
Charleston, SC