AlessioB free asked 2 years ago

Is there a way to intercept the entry of a value not included in the autocomplete list?

I'm triyng to manage the search input change event + itemSelect.mdb.autocomplete not fired event. Is this the right way?

Thanks, Ax

AlessioB free answered 2 years ago


I have an async autocomplete element where user search for the existence of an object. If the text typed don't match any object in DB the user can continue, otherwise happen something else. So, the question is: how I can handle the empty results list? In fact the itemSelect.mdb.autocomplete event won't fired in case of no choice.

The example can be: the list of values for the autocomplete is a list of numbers from 1 to 5. The user enters 6. How do I intercept this user choice?

I managed this checking the input change event waiting two tenths of a second, just to see if itemSelect.mdb.autocomplete do his work, if notting happens, the choice isn't in the DB.

I hope I was clear

Thanks, Ax

parson premium commented 2 years ago

Could you add a check in update.mdb.autocomplete for an empty result and go from there?

Michał Duszak staff commented 2 years ago

Just like @parson said: here's a snippet

AlessioB free answered 2 years ago

Thanks. Works perfectly!

Michał Duszak staff answered 2 years ago

Hello, Ax! I don't quite understand what are you trying to achieve. Can you please tell me some more details?

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  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 3.9.0
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  • OS: Windows 10
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