Please make auto complete tool search only from the beginning and not globally

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    Asked on January 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    is there a way to have autocomplete only

    search from the front instead of through the entire field?

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    Answered on January 31, 2013 at 01:09 PM


    Sorry but that's how our autocomplete field works. It's based from front and end search e.g. *phi*, therefore names containing this text will be displayed.

    Actually when you are near to type the full county name, it would only display the countries containing the searched text. Example:

    Thank you.

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    Answered on May 17, 2013 at 07:51 AM

    Yeah ... it may be how it works ... but it sucks!

    My client doesn't want this fuzzy autocomplete search.

    If you think about it the solution you propose is entirely illogical.

    For a form entry .... no one writes with a collection of letters in mind from the middle of the word.

    It's a nonsense. And if you were to use it in practice ... you'd see that clearly ... in very short time

    Gorlando proposes the ideal solution ... which I would like to be able to use.

    What you have provided appears to be good ... until you try it out in practice ... as is the case with my clients ... who don't want what it currently does ... rendering it useless

    Can I request this please?

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    Answered on May 17, 2013 at 08:22 AM

    @gorlando and markashton

    You've made a valid point. I've submitted a ticket to see if we can have the script adjusted to make auto complete fields work in that manner.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Answered on May 17, 2013 at 08:37 AM


    Thanks for that. It would be nice to at least have the option.

    I believe that the front-end autocomplete would map to 95% of users' requirements.

    That is what we want from an autocomplete function.

    The current implementation, albeit well-intentioned, is misguided and has limited use or application.

    Ask anyone this question ...

    "Have you ever made a selection from autocomplete where you have chosen an option with letters in the middle of the word?"

    I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find anyone at all. I haven't. Have you?

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered on May 17, 2013 at 09:40 AM


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    Answered on May 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    You may now choose to disable fuzzy search on the autocomplete control.

    To get to this option, simply right-click on an auto-complete field then choose 'Show Properties'.

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    Answered on May 18, 2013 at 05:19 AM

    Great stuff. Exactly what was needed.

    Appreciate the speed.

    Many thanks, Mark