Text_field_with_auto_complete without a model


is this possible? basically, i have a simple search text box whose
contents i want to send to my server to suggest a query. that
suggested query will be in turn retrieved from a 3rd party API. I
cannot figure out for the life of me how to use
text_field_with_auto_complete without a model. basically, i want a
text_field_tag and NOT a text_field to have autocomplete functionality
with my own custom controller method.

thanks for any help,

I found the answer- you put a text_field_tag in first and then the
autocomplete div, and then auto_complete_field

      <%= auto_complete_field "text_box_id", :url => {:action =>

‘auto_complete’}, :method => “GET” %>

(the method part fixes the invalid token problem)

hope this helps someone down the road.