Vlastic Search is an extension module for the Open Source version of vtiger CRM from Libertus Solutions. The Vlastic Search module provides an extremely fast, simple-to-use and comprehensive global search facility to vtiger CRM using the Elasticsearch1 full-text search engine.

Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyse big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. It is generally used as the underlying engine/technology that powers applications that have complex search features and requirements

Vlastic Search is very simple to use. In the search box at the top of all vtiger pages you simply enter the search term you are looking for. As soon as the third character has been entered the term is sent to the Elasticsearch server for evaluation. Each time a new character is entered, or one is removed or changed, the term will be resubmitted to Elasticsearch. There is no need to use the “enter” key to transmit the search term.

Vlastic Search searches EVERY field of EVERY record of EVERY module

Vlastic Search presents the results of the search term in two ways:

The first way presents the user with a simple list of records in a small popup window on top of wherever they happen to be within vtiger. The information displayed is the vtiger “Label” or Entity Name of each record and the module to which it belongs.

Vlastic Search also has a dedicated Search View layout which presents all the results, by module, in List Views.

Each modules’ list of records has an indicator on the left next to the module name which shows how many records were found for that particular module. If there are more results than the amount configured to be displayed per module then the familiar navigation buttons on the right hand side will be active to enable you to page back and forth to examine more of the results. Each list of results uses the module’s standard “All Filter” to determine the columns shown. The search term can be altered using the same search box when in the Vlastic Search screen and the results will be updated in the lists below rather than in the Popup window described above.

Vlastic Search is available via the vtiger Marketplace and can be installed directly from the vtiger Extension Store administrator pages. Alternatively please contact Libertus directly if you need assistance with anything.

1. Elasticsearch is a trademark of Elasticsearch BV, registered in the U.S. and in other countries.