Use our JavaScript UI SDK to integrate a Depict Search UI into your website.

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DepictSearchProvider class

The DepictSearchProvider class is what ties together all the search configuration for the different components. It is used to open the search modal.

If you want to dynamically change some properties, for example the market, please let us know and we’ll help you out.

import { DepictSearchProvider } from "@depict-ai/js-ui";
import { en } from "@depict-ai/js-ui/locales";
import { YourDisplay } from "./display-types.ts";

const searchProvider = new DepictSearchProvider<YourDisplay>({
  merchant: "MERCHANT_ID",
  market: "MARKET",
  searchPagePath: "PATH_TO_SEARCH_PAGE",
  locale: en,

The following table shows the DepictSearchProvider’s constructor properties, their types, and descriptions:


The merchant to use for the search.


The market to use for the search.


Locale object imported from @depict-ai/js-ui/locales. Determines

  1. The translations for the UI
  2. The locale to request from backend
  3. The currency formatting used on the frontend

You have to check to see which locales the Depict backend accepts for your specific merchant. The different objects exported from @depict-ai/js-ui/locales have a backend_locale_ property equivalent to their name, so either import the locale with the correct name (recommended) or just set the backend_locale_ property to the correct value.

You can modify or create your own locale object as long as it’s the same format as the ones in @depict-ai/js-ui/locales.


Optionally you can override the default session id used for personalization here. This is the ID that will be used to tie together the different tracking events for a user.

Record<string, string>?

Custom metadata to be sent with each request to the Depict API. Only necessary if specifically instructed by Depict.


A unique key for each instance, so that the state of each instance is kept separate.


The path to the search page.

default: "'query'"

The name of the url parameter that will be used for the search query.

default: "false"

Whether to enable showing product listing pages matching the search query, in the search modal and search page.

default: "false"

Enable or disable content search (seeing articles, FAQ, blog posts, etc in search results).

typeof SearchModalV2 | typeof ClassicSearchModal
default: "typeof SearchModalV2"

The search modal component to use. You can switch between the classic and the new search modal. See here for screenshots. Provide one of the components here that you can import from the same package as the one you’re using to see this message (SearchModalV2 or ClassicSearchModal). You also need to reflect the choice in SCSS, example:

@use "@depict-ai/js-ui" as plp-styling with (
  $search-modal-layout: "v2" // or "classic"

The default is SearchModalV2. That means that ClassicSearchModal can get tree-shaken if you use v2 but not vice-versa. To force SearchModalV2 from being tree-shaken, set process.env.NO_SEARCH_MODAL_DEFAULT to “true”.


DisplayTransformers are functions that take in a list of categories, content search results or products and then can transform or enrich the data for each category, content search result or product card in a batched way. See Creating page URLs and enriching product data.

The following table shows methods of the DepictSearchProvider class:

(alignerElement?: HTMLElement) => void

A function used to open the search modal. alignerElement is an element the SearchModal should align too.

(query: string, filters?: SearchFilter[], maxResults?: number) => Promise<YourDisplay>

A function used to fetch search results. displayTransformers will be ran on the results before them being returned.


  • OriginalDisplay: This generic represents the original display type that extends the Display type. Provide a type of your display here (e.g. YourDisplay). Ask Depict for the type of your display.
  • OutputDisplay: This generic represents the output display type (of the specified displayTransformer) that extends either the ModernDisplay type or never. Unelss specified, it is determined based on OriginalDisplay. If OriginalDisplay extends ModernDisplay, then OutputDisplay will be ModernDisplayWithPageUrl<OriginalDisplay>, otherwise it will be never.

SearchPage function

The component displaying the search results page. See screenshot.

The following table shows the SearchPage’s configuration properties, their types, and descriptions:


The search provider instance.

default: "true"

Whether to show the search input field in the search page.

(string | { horizontal: string; vertical: string; })?
default: "2%"

The spacing between products.

[number, number?][]?
default: "[[2, 901], [3, 1024], [4]]"

How many columns to show at each media size. For example, [[2, 901], [3, 1024], [4]] means 2 columns at sizes up to 901px, 3 columns at sizes up to 1024px and after that 4 columns at any viewport size.

(display: YourDisplay | null) => HTMLElement | HTMLElement[]

The product card function to use for rendering products.

((newQuery?: ListingQuery | undefined, oldQuery?: ListingQuery | undefined) => void)?
default: "undefined"

Can be used to know when the search query is changed and update other content on the page accordingly. Will be called when the SearchPage is created, every time the query changes and when the SearchPage is destroyed. When newQuery is undefined it means the search page has been closed/left.


Function returned by contentBlockStore. See contentBlockStore.

SearchField function

A SearchField that can be used to make a query

import { SearchField, onExistsObserver } from "@depict-ai/js-ui";

onExistsObserver(".search-field-wrapper", (element) =>
  element.append(SearchField({ searchProvider }))

The following table shows the SearchField’s configuration properties, their types, and descriptions:


The search provider instance.


A DOM element that the modal should be aligned to. If not provided, the modal will be aligned to the search field itself.