Keeping the focus on the JQuery Search Box

Is there any way to assign the Search box on a JQuery/JSON/DataTable page the focus?  I want the page below to have the search box keep the focus so end users viewing their results can just step up and enter their bib number to view their results.  Thanks!

https://www.gopherstateevents.com/results/fitness_events/digital_results.asp?event_id=811&race_id=1404
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Use : jQuery("#results_filter input").focus();
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Does that go in a script tag?
leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
of course and you should put this code just after your datatable is created

<script>
jQuery(window).on("load", function() { // wait for all elements loaded in the page
    setTimeout(function() {
         jQuery("#results_filter input").focus();
     , 1000); // wait 1 second before setting focus on the textbox
});
</script>

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Julian HansenCommented:
I would build on the DT draw event
You don't have an id on the search so using this approach

var inp = $('#results_filter input');
$('#results').on( 'draw.dt', function () {
  inp.focus();
} );

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank you both so much!
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