How to show a drop down of tagged strings in a input field?

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How to show a drop down of tagged strings in a input field?

Postby sprinkel » 02. December 2010 12:26

Dear all,

I want to use an input field in a site. Not spectacular so far.
But to help a user with data entry, I want to show a drop down of strings as suggested values, based on the characters that are already typed in the input field.
The characters in the input field are used to tag strings, coming from a mysql query and placed in an array.
These strings are a kind of reference and when a sequence of typed characters in the input field matches with a sequence of characters in the reference strings, this string is shown in a drop down an can be copied to the input field by selecting it. When there isn't a match, the user can enter a unique string in the input field.

You see this kind of features quite a lot but I don't know how to solve this.
Does anybody haves an idea how to solve one and other?

Regards,
Cees
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Re: How to show a drop down of tagged strings in a input fie

Postby Nobbie » 02. December 2010 14:31

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Re: How to show a drop down of tagged strings in a input fie

Postby sprinkel » 02. December 2010 15:57

Sorry Nobey,

This is not what I mean. A simple option box isn't hard to create, but the possibility to type characters and find matches with reference strings is the challenge.
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Re: How to show a drop down of tagged strings in a input fie

Postby Altrea » 02. December 2010 18:07

What you want to do is a "Autocompleter".
I recommend you to use a JavaScrict Framework for this because handeling AJAX Requests is not that easy if you had to script this for different users.
JQuery UI Autocomplete seems something that could help you.
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