Laravel 5.5 group by doesn’t work – fixed

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Are you want to make full text search in your laravel 5.5 application ?, If Yes then you are a right place. In this post i am going to share with you how to create full text search using “nicolaslopezj/searchable” composer package in laravel 5.
Someday ago i just installed laravel 5.5 application and i was checking new feature and making some examples. But i was working on database query builder example one by one, i got following error when i used group by on single column.

My query was like as bellow example, so you can see on database query i simple get all users and group by with name. So, let’s simply see how it is:

DB Query:

$users = DB::table("users")

But when i run above query using database query builder i got following error, as you can see:

SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1055 ‘’ isn’t in GROUP BY (SQL: select * from `users` group by `name`)

I was thinking what is the issue because without group by it was working, but at last i found it how to solve it So we have to simply “strict” mode make it true into false in database.php file. So let’s do it as bellow:


first thing is that we have to install “nicolaslopezj/searchable” composer package, so let’s run bellow command for it.

composer require nicolaslopezj/searchable

Step 2: Package Setup

In this step, if i am not wrong we have default table “users” created with it’s model. So, we have to simple add SearchableTrait on user model. So let’s add SearchableTrait as like following:


'strict' => true,


'strict' => false,

After that i hope you found your solution.

Thank you…


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