Query more of your NoSQL stores

From now on, searx lets you to query your NoSQL data stores:

The reference configuration of the engines are included settings.yml just commented out, as you have to set various options and install dependencies before using them.

By default, the engines use key-value template for displaying results. If you are not satisfied with the original result layout, you can use your owm template by placing the template under searx/templates/{theme_name}/result_templates/{template_name} and setting result_template attribute to {template_name}.

Furthermore, if you do not want to expose these engines on a public instance, you can still add them and limit the access by setting tokens as described in the blog post about private engines.

Configuring searx to use the stores

NoSQL data stores are used for storing arbitrary data without first defining their structure.


Required package: redis

Redis is a key value based data store usually stored in memory.

Select a database to search in and set its index in the option db. You can either look for exact matches or use partial keywords to find what you are looking for by configuring exact_match_only.

In this example you can search for exact matches in your first database:

- name : mystore
  engine : redis_server
  exact_match_only : True
  host :
  port : 6379
  password : secret-password
  db : 0
  shortcut : rds
  enable_http : True


Required package: pymongo

MongoDB is a document based database program that handles JSON like data.

In order to query MongoDB, you have to select a database and a collection. Furthermore, you have to select a key that is going to be searched. MongoDB also supports the option exact_match_only, so configure it as you wish.

Above is an example configuration for using a MongoDB collection:

- name : mymongo
  engine : mongodb
  shortcut : md
  host : ''
  port : 27017
  database : personal
  collection : income
  key : month
  enable_http: True


This development was sponsored by Search and Discovery Fund of NLnet Foundation .

Happy hacking.
kvch // 2021.07.13 23:16