Multiple_auto_complete plugin

A blog post describing a plugin I put together this morning to permit
multiple auto_complete helpers on the same page.

http://www.sciwerks.com/blog/2006/09/25/multiple_auto_complete_plugin/

_Kevin

_Kevin wrote:

A blog post describing a plugin I put together this morning to permit
multiple auto_complete helpers on the same page.

http://www.sciwerks.com/blog/2006/09/25/multiple_auto_complete_plugin/

_Kevin

This is intresting. I have multiple auto_complete’s running on the same
page without any issues. You can also see an example of multiples
running here:

http://demo.script.aculo.us/ajax/autocompleter_customized

Leo S. wrote:

running here:

http://demo.script.aculo.us/ajax/autocompleter_customized


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Yeah, I need to clarify that a bit.
multiple auto_complete tags work fine until you try to get two that
access the same model/attribute combination, then you get into trouble.
This can happen if you have a form that requires multiple entries of
the same type.

auto_complete_for :object, :method
generates a method that tries to access Object.method. If object is
‘object_1’, then it will fail because it can’t find that model.

text_field_for_auto_complete fires off an AJAX request to
‘on_auto_complete_for_object_method’. If you specify do this…
<%= text_field_for_auto_complete :object_1, :method %> then it tries to
hit a non-existent method in the controller.

_Kevin

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