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Posted on 2014-04-11
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Hi,
I have the autocomplete function working properly, in that I can send in my terms and return my JSON (to perl).
Here is the JSON I am getting back from my database query via the autocomplete field:
[{"empid":"A9DDDB08-DBF4-4BC0-9F07-E48F08221FBA","value":"David Smith"}]

Here is the jquery/HTML on my page
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$(function() {

$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
source: "../f/getnames2.pl",
minLength: 2,
dataType: "JSON"
});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div class="ui-widget">
<label for="tags">Name: </label>
<input id="tags" />

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My question is this. How can I get the value of empid from my json to be associated with the value that is returned from auto-complete?
I  need to use the value of empid in another database query so I need to return it when the form is submitted.
I don't really know jquery, I've been trying various things but nothing is working.

Thanks!
Nacht
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$( "#tags" ).autocomplete({
  select: function( event, ui ) {
    alert(ui.item.empid);
  }
});

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