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Getting Started with Orama

Orama is a fast, batteries-included, full-text and vector search engine entirely written in TypeScript, with zero dependencies.

Get started with just a few lines of code:

import { create, insert, search } from '@orama/orama'

const db = await create({
  schema: {
    title: 'string',
    director: 'string',
    isFavorite: 'boolean',
    year: 'number'

await insert(db, {
  title: 'The Prestige',
  director: 'Christopher Nolan',
  isFavorite: true,
  year: 2006

const searchResults = await search(db, {
  term: 'prestige',
  where: {
    isFavorite: true,
    year: {
      between: [2000, 2008]


A JavaScript runtime is the only requirement. Orama has been designed to work on any runtime and has no dependencies.


You can install Orama using npm, yarn, pnpm:

npm i @orama/orama

Or import it directly in a browser module:

    <script type="module">
      import { create, search, insert } from ''

      // ...

Basic usage

import { create, search, insert } from '@orama/orama'

const db = await create({
  schema: {
    name: 'string',
    description: 'string',
    price: 'number',
    meta: {
      rating: 'number',

await insert(db, {
  name: 'Wireless Headphones',
  description: 'Experience immersive sound quality with these noise-cancelling wireless headphones.',
  price: 99.99,
  meta: {
    rating: 4.5,

const searchResult = await search(db, {
  term: 'headphones',

console.log( => hit.document))

For more information, check out the Usage section.

CommonJS Imports

Orama ships ESM modules by default. This allows us to move faster when providing new features and bug fixes, as well as using the "exports" field in package.json to provide a better developer experience.

CommonJS imports are still supported, but we suggest you to migrate to ESM.


Set moduleResolution in the compilerOptions in your tsconfig.json to be either Node16 or NodeNext.

When importing types, always refer to the standard orama import:

import type { Language } from '@orama/orama'

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