I have a drop down list, which holds a massive list of places. If the user can not find their required place, they need to enter it manually. Could anyone suggest a solution to this problem.
Do I create a field 'Not Listed' within the drop down and when that is selected a new box appears and they enter it there? I'm guessing php & java for that.
Any suggestions would be great!
Very nice! I'm going to remember that.
Top Google search worked perfectly!
Thank you for all the suggestions!
HTML 5 is finally adding the combo box which is what you need to achieve that (a combination of input field and select list).
The HTML 5 equivalent of the example on that page would be coded as:
<input type="text" list="state">
You could have a field labeled other that people can enter.
Let them start typing, then use Ajax to suggest a match.
If there is no match then they carry on typing.
Look for "autocomplete ajax php"