Integrate Algolia with Tanstack table v8

TankStack Table v8 comes with a global filter function property that can be passed to useReactTable to filter data from a table. Filters | TanStack Table Docs

They also provide an example of how you can filter in a table using a fuzzyFilter function to rank and filter elements from the table. React Table Filters Example | TanStack Table Docs

Since I’m already using Algolia, I would like to leverage the React InstantSearch hooks from Algolia to be able to filter my table assuming for example, i have a user’s table where the db replica of users is already in Algolia.

I’m struggling trying to pass the {hits} from useHits() hook to the TanStack table state. Passing hits doesn’t do anything.

Granted, I could simply pass hits to the data property of useReactTable, but this doesn’t return my entire user’s database which I’m already paginating using TanStack Table. By default it returns only 20 hits.

I would like to be able to somehow pass the hits returned when searching from Algolia as a filter function to the globalFilterFn of TanStack Table. How can I achieve this?

To integrate Algolia with Tanstack Table v8, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Set up an Algolia account: If you don’t have one already, sign up for an Algolia account at Algolia is a search-as-a-service platform that provides powerful search capabilities for your application.
  2. Install the Algolia JavaScript library: In your project, install the Algolia JavaScript library using a package manager like npm or yarn. Run the following command in your project directory:

npm install algoliasearch

3. Import Algolia and initialize it: In your JavaScript file, import the Algolia library and initialize it with your Algolia credentials. Replace `"ALGOLIA_APP_ID"` and `"ALGOLIA_API_KEY"` with your actual Algolia App ID and API Key.

import algoliasearch from 'algoliasearch';

const client = algoliasearch("ALGOLIA_APP_ID", "ALGOLIA_API_KEY");
const index = client.initIndex('your_index_name');
  1. Set up indexing: Tanstack Table provides a hook called useMutation to perform mutations. You can use it to add, update, or delete records in your Algolia index whenever your Table data changes. Define a mutation function that will handle indexing.

const mutation = useMutation((newData) => {
// Add or update record in Algolia index

You can customize the mutation function to fit your specific needs, such as handling updates or deletions [click here](
5. Trigger indexing on data changes: Within your application logic, use the mutation function whenever you want to add or update a record in your Algolia index. [click here]( the mutation function with the new data.


This will trigger the mutation and update the record in your Algolia index.
6. Click here search functionality: Algolia provides powerful search capabilities, including features like instant search, filtering, and faceting. Consult the Algolia documentation for details on setting up search functionality in your application.