How to get the autocomplete selected value


Topic: How to get the autocomplete selected value

Denre pro premium priority asked 11 months ago

When itemSelect.mdb.autocomplete is fired, I expect to get the selected value, or that the text box is updated, so i can get the selected value from there.

I receive an object without the selected value and the text box value contains what I typted, not what I selected.

https://mdbootstrap.com/snippets/standard/denre/3250610


Denre pro premium priority commented 11 months ago

My apologies, the value is returned as an object.


MicroFluid pro premium priority answered 6 months ago

Hi Denre, I'm running into the same problem. Could you give an explanation on how to read this object? I'm at a loss as to how to get the information once it has been selected.

I would like to dynamically change the form based on the input from the autocomplete box.

-- edit --

I also eventually figured this one out - or at least I figured out something that will work for me. The key is that you can capture the mdb.Autocomplete object here:

        const autocomplete = new mdb.Autocomplete(basicAutocomplete, {
            filter: dataFilter,
        });

and then trigger on an event listener here to get another field to dynamically change based on the input from the auto-selector:

        basicAutocomplete.addEventListener('itemSelect.mdb.autocomplete', (e) => {
            for (i in subjects) {
                if (subjects[i].name == autocomplete._filteredResults[0]) {
                    modalBodySubjectID.value = subjects[i].id;
                }
            }
        })

Michał Duszak staff commented 6 months ago

Hello, this approach should be sufficient. Does this work fine for you?


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Specification of the issue
  • User: Pro
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 3.9.0
  • Device: laptop
  • Browser: firefox
  • OS: windows 10
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: Yes