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Experience slot search

For additional examples see here.

The experience slot search tag executes a search on the company’s product dates and paginates the results.

{% experience_slot_search name: 'Beyond', duration: { greater_than: 3, less_than: 8 }, page_size: month, sort: 'departure_date_asc' %}
    {% for item in result.items %}
        <p>{{ }}</p>
    {% endfor %}
        {{ paginate.collection_size }} Results
        {{ paginate | default_pagination }}
{% endexperience_slot_search %}
<p>Beyond Sahara</p>
<p>Beyond Archipelago</p>
<p>Beyond Sahara Friends & Family</p>
<p>Beyond Archipelago Friends & Family</p>
<p>Beyond Asia</p>
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The tag returns an items array and a Paginate pagination object to the block passed in, the items array represents 1 page of the results from the search.


The results of this search are paginated for performance reasons. You can paginate results into equal page sizes, defining the number of results to display per page using the page_size attribute. There is a maximum page size of 100. Alternatively, you can paginate results by month, by setting the page_size to month.

Available Months

The experience slot search returns available_months, an array of Date objects, which can be used to construct the month and year filters for searching.

Each Date is dated 1st of the month, and there is one for each month in which a product’s slots start_on dates occur.

E.g. Today is 1st Jan 2024. You have a product with a 10 day duration, with the following slots (all future or ongoing);

  • 31th Dec 2023
  • 15th Jan 2024
  • 20th Jan 2024
  • 31th Jan 2024
  • 28th Feb 2024

The available_months will be Dates with the following dates:

  • 1st Dec 2023
  • 1st Jan 2024
  • 1st Feb 2024

You can use these to construct search filters, e.g.

{% experience_slot_search %}

  <select name="departure_month">
    {% for month in available_months %}
      <option value="{{ month | date: "%m" }}">
        {{ month | date: "%B" }}
    {% endfor %}
{% endexperience_slot_search %}
  <select name="departure_month">
    <option value="12">December</option>
    <option value="01">January</option>
    <option value="02">February</option>

Search Params

Search params can be handled in one of two ways:

Passing explicit attributes

It’s possible to use any of the following attributes in the search tag itself, this is useful for building a page responsible for a specific type of product.


Will search for experience dates which match the category passed, this must use one of Easol’s predefined categories and will accept either a single Category or an array.


This attribute accepts either Country Codes or Country Names and can be passed as a single attribute or as an array, e.g. country: ['FR', 'DE']


This attribute takes an object which specifies how to handle the search, through equal_to greater_than greater_or_equal_than or less_than each taking a date in SQL format YYYY-MM-DD e.g. departure_date: {greater_than: 'now', less_than: '2019-12-28' }


This allows you to specify which month the trips should depart in, e.g. passing departure_date: 'Apr' would return any trips departing in April 2020, April 2021 …, You can also pass the number of the month i.e. departure_month: 4 would return the same results.


This attribute takes an object which specifies how to handle the search, through equal_to greater_than or less_than each taking a number of days e.g. duration: {greater_than: 3, less_than: 8 }. The value passed defaults to a duration_unit of day. There are three possible values, day, hour and minute. To define a duration_unit just add it to the search params e.g. duration: {greater_than: 3, less_than: 8 }, duration_unit: 'hour'.


To be used in combination with duration. This value can be: day, hour and minute. When no value passed it defaults to day.


This executes a partial search on the string passed in and will return any dates where the products whose name matches the argument.


The id of the product to filter by. It will accept either a single id or an array.


Will search for experience dates which match the subcategory passed, this must use one of Easol’s predefined subcategories and will accept either a single Subcategory or an array.


Will determine how many results are shown per page. If this is not included it will default to 12 results per page. e.g. page_size: 12. There is a maximum page size of 100. If a larger number is provided results will be capped at 100 per page. You can set this to month to return all results in a month per page (to display in a calendar view). week???


The sorting order of results. The available options are: name_asc, name_desc, duration_asc, duration_desc, departure_date_asc and departure_date_desc, where the _asc and _desc parts represent ascending and descending orders respectively.

As query params

It’s also possible to pass search params as query params, this is useful when building dynamic search pages.

Any of the above attributes can be used as a query param and should all be namespaced to search


Params passed through a query param will overwrite any of those specified as an attribute


It’s possible to also sort the results by name, departure date and duration. This can be done either through an attribute on the tag or through the search query param.

These should be passed as a string describing the dimension to sort on and the direction either ascending or descending. i.e. one of

name_asc name_desc duration_asc duration_desc departure_date_asc departure_date_desc

{% product_search name: 'Beyond', sort: 'name_asc' %}
    {% for item in result.items %}
        <p>{{ }}</p>
    {% endfor %}
        {{ paginate.collection_size }} Results
        {{ paginate | default_pagination }}
{% endproduct_search %}


Accessing the query params

Once the search has been executed, it can be helpful to get a reference to the params and values in the search. For that, we can use the Search object, which exposes all of the params listed above in the “Passing explicit attributes” section.

{{ search.departure_date }}


{{ search["departure_date"] }}

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