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passing multidimensional array in jquery

Posted on 2014-11-18
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hi,

How can i pass multidimensional array in jquery autocomplete.
say var availableTags = [[1,"ActionScript"],[2,Groovy]];

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>jQuery UI Autocomplete - Multiple values</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.2/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.2/jquery-ui.js"></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="/resources/demos/style.css">
  <script>
  $(function() {
    var availableTags = [
      "ActionScript",
      "AppleScript",
      "Asp",
      "BASIC",
      "C",
      "C++",
      "Clojure",
      "COBOL",
      "ColdFusion",
      "Erlang",
      "Fortran",
      "Groovy",
      "Haskell",
      "Java",
      "JavaScript",
      "Lisp",
      "Perl",
      "PHP",
      "Python",
      "Ruby",
      "Scala",
      "Scheme"
    ];
    function split( val ) {
      return val.split( /,\s*/ );
    }
    function extractLast( term ) {
      return split( term ).pop();
    }
 
    $( "#tags" )
      // don't navigate away from the field on tab when selecting an item
      .bind( "keydown", function( event ) {
        if ( event.keyCode === $.ui.keyCode.TAB &&
            $( this ).autocomplete( "instance" ).menu.active ) {
          event.preventDefault();
        }
      })
      .autocomplete({
        minLength: 0,
        source: function( request, response ) {
          // delegate back to autocomplete, but extract the last term
          response( $.ui.autocomplete.filter(
            availableTags, extractLast( request.term ) ) );
        },
        focus: function() {
          // prevent value inserted on focus
          return false;
        },
        select: function( event, ui ) {
          var terms = split( this.value );
          // remove the current input
          terms.pop();
          // add the selected item
          terms.push( ui.item.value );
          // add placeholder to get the comma-and-space at the end
          terms.push( "" );
          this.value = terms.join( ", " );
          return false;
        }
      });
  });
  </script>
</head>
<body>
 
<div class="ui-widget">
  <label for="tags">Tag programming languages: </label>
  <input id="tags" size="50">
</div>
 
 
</body>
</html>

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test page : http://jsfiddle.net/2ojLszux/1/

  $(function() {
    var availableTags =  [[1,"ActionScript"],[2,"Groovy"]];
 
    $( "#tags" )
      .autocomplete({
        minLength: 0,
        source: function( request, response ) {
          // delegate back to autocomplete, but extract the last term
            var r = [];
            for(var i=0;i<availableTags.length;i++) {
                if(availableTags[i][1].indexOf(request.term)>=0) {
                    r.push({label:availableTags[i][1],value:availableTags[i][0]});
                }
                response(r);
            }
        },
        focus: function() {
          // prevent value inserted on focus
          return false;
        },
        select: function( event, ui ) {
          this.value = ui.item.value + ", " + ui.item.label;
          return false;
        }
      });
  });

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by:Rocking
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text box should display
this.value =  ui.item.label;
how to get the id of the value from the text box?
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by:leakim971
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text box should display
this.value =  ui.item.label;

do you mean you want to display the label only and not the id?

how to get the id of the value from the text box?

to do what?
alert( ui.item.value ); // alert the id

new example : http://jsfiddle.net/2ojLszux/2/
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by:Rocking
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http://jsfiddle.net/2ojLszux/2/
It's not working for multiple values
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It's not working for multiple values

I'm not following you
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by:Rocking
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What i mean to say when u type A it gives the options,now select Action Script,Output is as per below
1, ActionScript

Working fine

Now the text box has value (1, ActionScript) and i try to type G it should display Groovy it did when i typed A
In this case it is not working
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jquery autocomplete doesn't work like this
your initial question talk about multi array and not putting multi result in a single textbox
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