Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate your help on the following.

I have a JQuery script which makes an AJAX call. When I feed the datastring as 'web' (an actual string value), it works (the php script in the AJAX call returns all jobs starting with 'web%' from the database).

But it's not working when feeding the ID's value of the inputfield (preferrably while typing in the inputfield). What am I doing wrong?

Thank you in advance for any help,



    $(document).ready(function () {
        'use strict';

            url: 'assets/ajax/icares_lookup.php',
            dataType: 'json',
            cache: false,
            data: { datastring: $('#autocomplete_icares').val() }
        }).done(function (data) {
            var status = $('#selection'),
            professions = $.map(data, function (value) {
                return value;

                lookup: professions,
                onSelect: function (suggestion) {
                    //status.html('You selected: ' + suggestion);


        <div class="form-input">
            <input type="text" name="icares_career_goal" id="autocomplete_icares">
            <div id="selection"></div>