Auto Complete Item Field Freezes: Unable to Handle Large Data Input

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    Asked on March 06, 2013 at 09:49 AM

    Hi there,

    I am having trouble when feeding the auto-fill field with more than 61,500 characters (UTF-8) - yes, it's quite a long list ;-)

    When leaving edit mode via clicking "my forms", then wanting to re-edit the form -

    the auto-fill field and every field below disappear.

    As long as I stay in edit mode - everything works fine - I can test and even fill out the form using the auto-fill function.

    Do you have any idea how to fix that? Do I do something wrong?

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    Answered on March 06, 2013 at 11:06 AM


    Can you please try to clear your browser cache and I will clear your form cache in our end.


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    Answered on March 06, 2013 at 01:28 PM

    Hi, I just cleared my Firefox cache. Boxes are still gone.


    I hope this is it since I tried before and the boxes were gone.

    It seemed that leaving the edit mode via "my forms" had a different effect on the auto-fill field than "save" in edit mode. Does that help?

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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 06:02 AM

    Hi there, I created two forms with 10-digit numbers in it:

    Please type in "1" to see all available auto-fill entries when scrolling down

    Running (all entries in place):

    Not Running (auto-fill entries disappear when exceeding 59560 characters) :

    What I found out so far: The one running has not been left via "my forms" yet and was just saved in edit mode (tab still open on my Firefox). When I close the tab reopen and try to edit the form it will get broken. So currently I cannot re-edit it once I closed the tab or my session runs out of time.

    Would love to get this fixed ;-) Thanks so far, Jan

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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Hi, well I've tried to think about that but unfortunately I don't see a way.

    Users should enter a string that comes to their mind and the auto-fill function shows them the needed ID of a catalog. Like this...

    User Input:



    Hello my friend by Lonely Character (ID 765432)

    Hello my guest by Dark Nights (ID 666543)

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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 03:55 PM

    Hopefully they can fix it? Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best, Jan

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    Answered on March 08, 2013 at 06:54 AM

    Since auto-fill works using javascript on the client side it is not possible to feed large number of items to it. We do not plan on re-implementing it at this point.