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Auto Suggest Field

  1. Hello,

    I love the gravity forms documentation but I do have a few questions. I see that the text input can be populated dynamically but I don't see how that looks on the front end. Is it like a field that gives you a list of suggestions once you start typing - similar to Facebook?

    Here's a little background: I have a huge list (10,000+) of parts that are constantly being updated. If I can help users type in the part number that would be fantastic. Sadly, the parts database isn't perfect so I don't want to force the user to type in one of the numbers from the DB.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday April 11, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty
    Administrator

    We do not have an auto-suggest field like you've mentioned, and with such a large number of parts in your own database, you are better off custom coding the AJAX/PHP needed for such a look-up field.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday April 11, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Thanks for the info David! Will do.

    Is an auto suggest planned for some point in the future?

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday April 11, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty
    Administrator

    We have enhanced interfaces for our multiselect field and dropdown field that would get you close, but to pre-populate those fields with thousands of records would just slow your form to a crawl. The problem isn't creating the auto-suggest feature, but making it work with a database of parts/entries as sizeable as you are discussing.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday April 11, 2013 | Permalink