I have a map I've put together with Carto. The main layer is a brewery point layer. I want to set up a search box that allows the map reader to search for a brewery by name. I know I can set up a filter that does this. However, the crucial piece is that the map then zooms to the brewery when one is selected. Is this possible using Carto.js? I'm pretty sure I could do it in Leaflet but wouldn't be able to access the data which is in Carto.

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First, you need to add a searchbox div, such as this one:

  <div id="searchbox">
  <input type="text" name="ad" value="" id="ad" size="10" />
  <button type="button" id="searchButton">Search</button>

Secondly, you have to build a function that fits the bounds to the geometry of the name you have introduced using CARTO.js, Leaflet and JQuery:

  input = $( "#ad").val();
  var sql = new cartodb.SQL({ user: 'user_name' });
  sql.getBounds("SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE name ILIKE '" + input + "'").done(function(bounds) {

Here you have a working example.

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