Forum: Ruby on Rails autocomplete fill in text fields

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Chris H. (Guest)
on 2009-05-29 08:37
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If you have an autocomplete and you have several text fields that have
the other columns from the db.

How do you autocomplete on a box and when you select it it fills in
the other text fields with the rest of the data from the table?
jay (Guest)
on 2009-05-29 20:30
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When the autocomplete value is selected do an ajax call to your
application returning the data you need to fill in using a format you
can parse in JavaScript like JSON and set the form values.
Chris H. (Guest)
on 2009-05-29 20:52
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ok where do I do that at?
Jonathan R. (Guest)
on 2009-06-01 06:56
Chris H. wrote:
> ok where do I do that at?

Have you tried googling for instructions?

When I try:

http://www.google.com/search?q=rails+autocomplete

The first hit is:

http://codeintensity.blogspot.com/2008/02/auto-com...

Seems to me to tell you exactly what you are asking.
Chris H. (Guest)
on 2009-06-01 07:19
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OK, pardon my ignorance I guess.  Should I do set an instance variable
for the output then use that in the RJS to populate the rest of the
text_fields with the other data?  Seems that is the way to go.

On May 31, 9:56 pm, Jonathan R. <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-
Jonathan R. (Guest)
on 2009-06-01 07:22
Actually, sorry, that page indeed didn't answer your question. Try this
one though. Googled for "rails autocomplete multiple values"

http://www.wayne-robinson.com/journal/2006/11/11/m...

This is not something I've done myself before though, sorry.
Chris H. (Guest)
on 2009-06-01 07:51
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WOW, that is cool.  I cannot thank you enough.  I guess I will learn to
google properly.  Never though of asking for the obvious.  DOH!!

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Jonathan R. <
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