I’m getting a bit frustrated with it.
I’d like to populate a hidden field with the ID so I don’t have to
find_by_foo_bar afterwards (and thus take yet another database hit [oy
my poor database] and risk ambiguous fields) or uglify the dropdown with
an ID number.
Now, this works:
person.org_name => “org: person”
_form.rhtml:<%= text_field_with_auto_complete :person, :name %> <%= hidden_field :association, :person_id %> <--- the field I want populated
<% for person in @people do -%>
<%= h person.org_name %>
<% end -%>
… but ONLY for clicks (and onmouseover). onselect, onkeypress, etc…
do nothing, so it doesn’t work for tab or enter. And I can’t access the
id from after_update_element 'cause the popup is no longer there to get
queried and all I can access is the text field itself and the selected
value (ie the result of person.org_name rather than person.id). (Or can
I? If so I don’t know how. :-/)
Also, when I’m using autocomplete in a sub-sub-form the popup doesn’t
show. When it’s just in a form or subform it does, though. And I can
tell it’s getting called 'cause I see it on the log tail. I set
position:absolute; in CSS; anything else that could do it?