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Hi!

I'd like to be able to query a database, and while typing characters into a form field, have this field auto-filled with relevant data from the database.

For example:

When I start typing "Jo", it should fill in "John Doe" or when I type "Joe", it should fill in "Joe Bloggs", etc.

I believe this can be done using AJAX, but don't know a lot about it... Would be gratefull if someone could point me in the right direction...
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Question by:Julian Matz
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http://gadgetopia.com/autosuggest

thats the code, shamelessly stolen from gadgetopia :)

and of course to populate the arrays just use:

<script language="Javascript">
    var states = newArray(
<?
$q = "SELECT Name FROM table";
$r = mysql_query($q);
$i = 0;
$n = mysql_num_rows($r);
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($r) {
    echo '"' . $row['Name'] . '"';
    if ($i != $n - 1) { echo . ",\n"; }
}
);
?>
    new AutoSuggest(document.getElementById('state'),states);
</script>
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