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Thread: Autocomplete Multiple fields php MYSQL

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Autocomplete Multiple fields php MYSQL

    Hi All

    I'm sure this is simple but driving me mad...

    I'm trying to use autocomplete on multiple fields within the same page.

    I have the following Autocomplete script:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function lookup(inputString) {
        if(inputString.length == 0) {
            // Hide the suggestion box.
        } else {
            $.post("rpc.php", {queryString: ""+inputString+""}, function(data){
                if(data.length >0) {
    } // lookup
    function fill(thisValue) {
        setTimeout("$('#suggestions').hide();", 200);
    function fill2(thisValue) {
        setTimeout("$('#suggestions').hide();", 200);
    Used with the following HTML:
    <tr><td><input type="text" size="50" name=line1 value="" id="inputString"
    onkeyup="lookup(this.value);" onblur="fill();">
    <div class="suggestionsBox" id="suggestions" style="display: none;"><img src="upArrow.png" style="position: relative; top: -12px; left: 30px;" alt="upArrow" /><div class="suggestionList" id="autoSuggestionsList">&nbsp;</div></td></tr>
    <tr><td><input type="text" size="50" name=line1 value="" id="inputString2"
    onkeyup="lookup(this.value);" onblur="fill2();">
    <div class="suggestionsBox" id="suggestions" style="display: none;">
                <img src="upArrow.png" style="position: relative; top: -12px; left: 30px;" alt="upArrow" />
                <div class="suggestionList" id="autoSuggestionsList">&nbsp;</div>
    If you look at the JS at the top I presumed that by making two functions assigning data to two fields with different IDs would allow me to have autocomplete on each field (which works ok) but when I make a choice it always populates the first text box, regardless of which input box I start from...

    Meaning, if i start typing in box 1(id inputString), then make a choice from the autocomplete suggestions, box 1 gets filled. But If I start typing in box 2(id inputString2) and get suggestions, click a suggestion, still box 1(id inputString) gets populated and not box 2(id inputString2).

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Last edited by Kor; 04-04-2011 at 07:29 AM. Reason: wrap the code [code][/code]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Bucharest, ROMANIA
    A certain id must be unique on document. You can not have more elements with the same id.

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