This tutorial is a search data from in Codeigniter based on the CodeIgniter and Bootstrap design, I share with you on how to display data from the site in PHP using Codeigniter. 

If we want to retrieve a filter by keyword, we must use the search function. we have to search all the records to get the one record needed. So, here I am going to explain to you how to search data from a database in a simple Codeigniter search form.

Create Controller

Create a controller Searchcontroller.php. paste the following code in your controller file.


defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed');

class Searchcontroller extends CI_Controller {

    public function searchfunction() {
        $data['searchdata'] = $this->Search_Model->GetSearchdata();
        $this->load->view('search', $data);


Create Model

Create a model Search_Model.php. paste the following code model in Codeigniter.


defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed');

class Search_Model extends CI_Model {

    public function GetSearchdata() {
        $this->db->like('tutorial_name', $this->input->get('search'));
        $query = $this->db->get("tutorial_name");
        return $query->result();


Create View

This step create a view search.php and copy to below code to show the list in user search.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <title>search data from database in codeigniter</title>
        <!-- Fonts -->
        <link href=",600" rel="stylesheet">
        <!-- Styles -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="" >
        <script src=""></script>
            html, body {
                background-color: #fff;
                color: #636b6f;
                font-family: 'Nunito', sans-serif;
                font-weight: 200;
                height: 100vh;
                margin: 0;
        <div class="container">
            <div class="row">
                <h1 class="text-center">search data from database in codeigniter</h1>
                <?php foreach ($searchdata as $key => $value): ?>
                    <div class="col-lg-12 col-md-12">
                        <div class="single-courses-list-box mb-30">
                            <div class="box-item">
                                <div class="courses-image">
                                    <div class="image" style="background-image: url('<?= base_url(); ?>uploads/tutorial_images/<?= $value->image; ?>');">
                                        <img src="<?= base_url(); ?>uploads/tutorial_images/<?= $value->image; ?>" alt="<?= $value->tutorial_name ?>" title="<?= $value->tutorial_name; ?>">
                                        <a target="_blank" href="<?= base_url(); ?>blog/<?= $value->slug; ?>" class="link-btn"></a>
                                <div class="courses-desc">
                                    <div class="courses-content">
                                        <h2 class="courses_content_h2"><a href="<?= base_url(); ?>blog/<?= $value->slug; ?>" class="d-inline-block" title="<?= $value->meta_tag_title; ?>"><?= ucfirst($value->tutorial_name); ?></a></h2>
                                        <?php $tutorialdesc = $this->Front_Model->getdescriptiontutorial($value->id); ?>
                                            $shorttuto = @$tutorialdesc->tutorial_data;
                                            echo substr($shorttuto, '0', '200');
                                            ?> ...</p>
                                    <div class="courses-box-footer">
                                            <li class="students-number" class="list_bottom_text_me">
                                                <i class='bx bx-user'></i> By Ajay kumar
                                            <li class="courses-lesson" class="list_bottom_text_me">
                                                <i class='bx bx-calendar'></i> <?= $value->create_at; ?>
<?php endforeach ?>

I hope it can help you...