Using Ion Searchbar with a Pre-Populated database

I’m currently developing an app with an Acronym Search function tool. I’ve successfully got the pre-populated database displaying as it should using the SQLite-Ext plugin yet have got stuck as how to implement the search function needed.

I’ve been reading into the built in ‘ion-searchbar’ as was suggested by someone yesterday, however I can’t see how this could be connected to a pre-populated database on the app. I need it to filter through these acronyms by their name.

This is my current home.html-

<ion-content padding>
<ion-searchbar (ionInput)="queryAcronyms($event)"></ion-searchbar>
	<ion-item *ngFor="let name of acronyms; let nIndex = index">
	<h2>{{ }}</h2>
	<p>{{ name.meaning }}</p>


  selector: 'page-home',
  templateUrl: 'home.html'
export class HomePage {
  public storage: SQLite;
  private options = { name: "data7.db", location: 'default', createFromLocation: 1 };
  private queryAcronyms = "SELECT * FROM acronymsFinal";
  public acronyms: any = [];

  constructor(public navCtrl: NavController) { = new SQLite(); => {, {}).then((data) => {
        let rows = data.rows;
        for (let i = 0; i < rows.length; i++) {
				name: rows.item(i).name,
				meaning: rows.item(i).meaning

Neither the SQLite_Ext or Ionic documentation seem to cover this. Research so far has only used hard-coded databases as opposed to external ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.