Sample Application

    Discover how to program interactions with the Couchbase Server via the data, Query, and search services — using the Travel Sample Application with the built-in Travel Sample data Bucket. This version demonstrates various features of Couchbase, including the Collections feature new in Server 7.0.

    Quick Start

    git clone
    cd try-cb-php

    With Docker installed, you should now be able to run a bare-bones copy of Couchbase Server, load the travel-sample, add indexes, install the sample-application and its frontend, all by running a single command:

    docker-compose up

    Running the code against your own development Couchbase server.

    For Couchbase Server 7.0, make sure that you have at least one node each of data; query; index; and search. For a development box, mixing more than one of these on a single node (given enough memory resources) is perfectly acceptable.

    If you have yet to install Couchbase Server in your development environment start here.

    Then load up the Travel Sample Bucket, using either the Web interface or the command line. You will also need to create a Search Index — Query indexes are taken care of by the Sample Bucket.

    See the README at for full details of how to run and tweak the PHP SDK travel-sample app.

    Using the Sample App

    Give yourself a username and password and click Register.

    Now try out a few queries, and see Search in action for the hotel finder feature.

    Data Model

    See the Travel App Data Model reference page for more information about the sample data set used.


    You can explore the REST API here in read-only mode, or once you are running the application, at the /apidocs endpoint.