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Smart Select Box

Posted on 2004-08-02
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I have a select box with over a thousand employee IDs and when the user types the first letter of the employee ID it moves to that section in the select box but when the type a second letter of the employee ID it move to that section of the select box.  Is there a way that when the user types the second and/or third letters of the employee ID that it move down within the section that was selected from the first letter of that ID. Please provide code examples.

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Question by:veeroy
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dfu23 earned 250 total points
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this is the best thing that I have seen ...

http://www.mattkruse.com/javascript/autocomplete/
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by:veeroy
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That is not exactly what I am looking for. I want to be able to type the letters on the key board and have the select box change.  So if I type " S " then the select box moves to the begining of the S's.  When I type the second letter, say an " I "
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by:veeroy
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it will move through the S section to " SI " and so on. Any ideas how I can do this with out a lot of trouble.

thanks.

P.S. sorry about the split comment.
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by:arantius
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A modification of the page posted should do what you want:
It's rather much to paste here so check out: http://www.arantius.com/ee/select-autocomplete.html
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