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Search Box to limit Angular2 table

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Hello - I've tried a handful of different code samples, but can not figure out how to add a search box to an Angular 2 table.

Here is my app.component.html code

<!--The content below is only a placeholder and can be replaced.-->
<div style="text-align:center">
    Welcome to {{title}}!
  <img width="300" alt="Angular Logo" src="data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciIHZpZXdCb3g9IjAgMCAyNTAgMjUwIj4KICAgIDxwYXRoIGZpbGw9IiNERDAwMzEiIGQ9Ik0xMjUgMzBMMzEuOSA2My4ybDE0LjIgMTIzLjFMMTI1IDIzMGw3OC45LTQzLjcgMTQuMi0xMjMuMXoiIC8+CiAgICA8cGF0aCBmaWxsPSIjQzMwMDJGIiBkPSJNMTI1IDMwdjIyLjItLjFWMjMwbDc4LjktNDMuNyAxNC4yLTEyMy4xTDEyNSAzMHoiIC8+CiAgICA8cGF0aCAgZmlsbD0iI0ZGRkZGRiIgZD0iTTEyNSA1Mi4xTDY2LjggMTgyLjZoMjEuN2wxMS43LTI5LjJoNDkuNGwxMS43IDI5LjJIMTgzTDEyNSA1Mi4xem0xNyA4My4zaC0zNGwxNy00MC45IDE3IDQwLjl6IiAvPgogIDwvc3ZnPg==">
  <input [(ngModel)]="query">
  <div *ngFor="let user of users | search:'id':query">{{}}</div>

<table class="table">
<ng-container *ngFor="let user of users">
        <th>First Name</th><td>{{user.firstName}}</td>
        <th>Last Name</th><td>{{user.lastName}}</td>

and here is my app.component.ts code

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { Pipe, PipeTransform } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  title = 'hello';
  users = [
        "firstName": "Clark",
        "lastName": "Kent",
        "job": "Reporter",
        "id": 20
        "firstName": "Bruce",
        "lastName": "Wayne",
        "job": "Business Owner",
        "id": 30
        "firstName": "Peter",
        "lastName": "Parker",
        "job": "Photographer",
        "id": 40
        "firstName": "Tony",
        "lastName": "Stark",
        "job": "Business Owner",
        "id": 25

  name: 'search'
export class SearchPipe implements PipeTransform {
  public transform(value, keys: string, term: string) {

    if (!term) return value;
    return (value || []).filter((user) => keys.split(',').some(key => user.hasOwnProperty(key) && new RegExp(term, 'gi').test(user[key])));


Where am I going wring. Should the code for the pipe be in a separate file? It did not seem to fix things when I tried...but that's probably because the code is not right.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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