With zAuctionHouseV3 you can create your own filter for the /ah search command. First you need to read the Filter page which gives you all the information about how filters work.

Step 1

First you will need to retrieve the FilterManager class.

public void onEnable() {
	FilterManager filterManagerManager = getProvider(FilterManager.class);

private <T> T getProvider(Class<T> classz) {
	RegisteredServiceProvider<T> provider = getServer().getServicesManager().getRegistration(classz);
	if (provider == null) 
		return null;
	return provider.getProvider() != null ? (T) provider.getProvider() : null;

Step 2

You need to create a class that will extend the Filter class.

package fr.maxlego08.zauctionhouse.filter.filters;

import org.bukkit.ChatColor;
import org.bukkit.inventory.ItemStack;
import org.bukkit.inventory.meta.ItemMeta;

import fr.maxlego08.zauctionhouse.api.AuctionItem;
import fr.maxlego08.zauctionhouse.api.enums.FilterType;
import fr.maxlego08.zauctionhouse.api.filter.Filter;

public class NameFilter extends Filter {

	public NameFilter() {
		# Name of the filter that will be used in the command

	public boolean perform(AuctionItem auctionItem, FilterType filterType, String string) {
		# We retrieve the list of items present in the auctionItem object.	
		for (ItemStack itemStack : this.getItems(auctionItem)) {

			ItemMeta itemMeta = itemStack.getItemMeta();
			if (!itemMeta.hasDisplayName())

			String name = ChatColor.stripColor(itemMeta.getDisplayName());

			# We make a switch on the type of filter
			switch (filterType) {
			case CONTAINS:
				return name.toLowerCase().contains(string.toLowerCase());
			case EQUALS:
				return name.equals(string);
				return name.equalsIgnoreCase(string);
		return false;


Step 3

All you have to do is save the filter.

this.filterManager.registerFilter(new NameFilter());

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