chuckylefrek — 2010-04-13T10:05:28-04:00 — #1
I am curious as to how the autocomplete functionality works on the following site:
As soon as you type a letter, it instantly displays a drop down list of possible matches.
I know this site has probably cost millions to develop but wondered if this functionality is something I can replicate on my site?
dr_john — 2010-04-13T10:30:42-04:00 — #2
If you think that's clever, visit www.ft.com, click the quotes radio button next to the search box and start entering either a company name OR its stock market code eg rolls or rr and watch Rolls-Royce appear, or vod for vodafone, with several different stock exchanges to choose from.
guido2004 — 2010-04-13T10:57:16-04:00 — #3
chuckylefrek — 2010-04-13T11:39:52-04:00 — #4
Hey thanks for the replies - seems so instantaneous I can hardly believe it is coming from a database query. Guess FT and Google have pretty amazing set ups though.
Thanks for the link to the ajax tutorial - will give it a peek and see if my shared hosting is up to any autocomplete antics
thesandi — 2010-04-14T14:43:49-04:00 — #5
Wow, that is really cool, but I think that it is over my head to set it up myself. Guess I would have to get my programmer to do it for me, but that would cost $$$. I think my users are just going to miss out.