Real time search results

  • Not limit the result set
  • Allow user to get immediate feedback on what they have entered
  • Allow user to change field contents as results are appearing
  • Have query restart when field value changes

Can anyone point me to an appropriate reference or suggest
Rails constructs to research?

Thanks in advance.

You need to use observe_field call. Check out the tutorial at

Hope this helps,



I wrote a small tutorial on just this subject, that covers live search
and pagination of the results.

On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 20:40 +0530, Bharat A. wrote:

Hope this helps,


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