Did I miss an option, or is it currently not possible to have autocomplete in one box with multiple values separated by some sort of character? I'm thinking of the following use case:
Kind regards and keep up the great work, Christoph
You are correct. The autocompleter in jQuery UI 1.8 does not support multiple items at present, unfortunately. If you want multiple support, you can use the original bassistance.de Autocomplete which mikkol linked above, or you can take a look at AutoSuggest or jQuery TextBoxList. All three of these have multiple support with varying levels of robustness.
Thank you for your hints. I was aware, that there are quite a few autocomplete jQuery plugins. I was just hoping I could use the new jQuery UI widget, because of the neat themeroller support. Well, I guess I'll have to wait for that and check out the plugins you suggested.
It hasn't been updated since December, so there may be some incompatibilities with the version of autocomplete it is using and the current RC2 release of jQuery UI. However, it is worth experimenting with if you are feeling particularly brave.
i am getting multiple values in autocomplete but my problem is i just display customer name in the form and i send their ID's to the database .. now i am getting only one id of the customer which has been selected at the last,,,but i need all the Id's.... any hints.. Thanks