Select2 remote data source and load more function with laravel pagination

Published Date: 05-May-2018 | Tags: Laravel 5.5  Bootstrap 4  Ajax  Select2  

This tutorial I want to show you how to filter data within a dropdown list by using select2 remote data source and load more function with laravel 5.5.

Suppose that your server is running on port 80 and your project folder is /demo.


  • I use laravelcollective to create form. So please install laravelcollective if you not yet install it. You can visit here for the installation guide.
  • I use bootstrap 4 for my UI, so please check bootstrap if you are new to bootstrap.


Step 1: Create Database Table

 Create table Countries with structure as below and enter some data.
country table structure
or you download sample data from here and restore to your database.


Step 2: Database Configuration

Edit this file /demo/.env and update your database name, username and password.

Suppose that your database name is demo, username is root, and password is empty.

laravel db config


Step 3: Add Route

Add these lines to this file /demo/routes/web.php.

Route::get('/select2-remote-data-source', 'Select2Controller@select2RemoteDataSource');
Route::get('/select2-load-more', 'Select2Controller@select2LoadMore');


Step 4: Create Model

Create model file Country.php in /demo/app.

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Country extends Model



Step 5: Create View

Create layout view file default.blade.php in /demo/resources/views/layout. (create folder layout if it does not exist)

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="{{ app()->getLocale() }}">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<!-- CSRF Token -->
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
<!-- Styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-PsH8R72JQ3SOdhVi3uxftmaW6Vc51MKb0q5P2rRUpPvrszuE4W1povHYgTpBfshb" crossorigin="anonymous">
<body style="padding-top: 100px;padding-bottom: 50px;background: whitesmoke">
<nav class="navbar fixed-top navbar-expand-sm navbar-dark bg-info">
    <a class="navbar-brand" target="_blank" href="">CODOVEL.COM</a>
<script src=""></script>
<script src="" integrity="sha384-vFJXuSJphROIrBnz7yo7oB41mKfc8JzQZiCq4NCceLEaO4IHwicKwpJf9c9IpFgh" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="" integrity="sha384-alpBpkh1PFOepccYVYDB4do5UnbKysX5WZXm3XxPqe5iKTfUKjNkCk9SaVuEZflJ" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>


Create view file select2_remote_data_source.blade.php in /demo/resources/views.

    <link href="" rel="stylesheet"/>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-2">
            <h1 style="font-size: 1.3rem;">Select2 load more function with laravel</h1>
            <div class="form-group row required">
                {!! Form::label("country","Country",["class"=>"col-form-label col-md-2"]) !!}
                <div class="col-md-6">
                    {!! Form::select("country",[],null,["class"=>"form-control",'style'=>'width:100%']) !!}
    <script src=""></script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
                ajax: {
                    url: '{{'select2-load-more'}}',
                    data: function (params) {
                        return {
                            search: params.term,
                            page: || 1
                    dataType: 'json',
                    processResults: function (data) {
               = || 1;
                        return {
                            results: (item) {
                                return {
                            pagination: {
                                more: data.pagination
                    cache: true,
                    delay: 250
                placeholder: 'Country',
//                minimumInputLength: 2,
                multiple: true


Step 6: Create Controller

Create controller file Select2Controller in /demo/app/Http/Cotrollers.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Country;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class Select2Controller extends Controller
    public function select2RemoteDataSource()
        return view('select2_remote_data_source');

    public function select2LoadMore(Request $request)
        $search = $request->get('search');
        $data = Country::select(['id', 'name'])->where('name', 'like', '%' . $search . '%')->orderBy('name')->paginate(5);
        return response()->json(['items' => $data->toArray()['data'], 'pagination' => $data->nextPageUrl() ? true : false]);


Step 7: Test

Open your browser and type http://localhost/demo/public/select2-remote-data-source. Then you will see it.

select2 remote data source and load more

Hope you can do it.


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