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    Increase the limit of entries for the Autocomplete Widget.

    Asked by EffieMcNair on March 11, 2016 at 01:05 AM

    I need to be able to list all the suburbs/post code  in Australia so the customer can search & choose from it.

    I can see it has been used all over the internet in forms but could not figure out how to achieve it with Jotform. There are about 15000 Subrubs in Australia that would be more than the AutoClomlete character's limit...

    Attached screenshot of what I'd like to achieve

    This is a link for an example of website where they use a working/fast widget:

    https://au.moving24.com/

    And this is the  link to my form when I tried to add the suburbs into AutoComplete but its not working well :-(

    https://form.jotform.co/60667804055862

     

    Please advise how that can be achieve?  

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on March 11, 2016 at 01:26 AM

    We understand that you want to accept more entries using the autocomplete widget. I have sent your concern as a feature request. We will inform you on this thread as soon as there are any updates regarding your concern.

    In the meantime, perhaps you can try using the Postal Code Search widget for your form instead.

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/postal_code_search

    Here's a demo so you can see it in action: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51332839595969? 

    If you need further assistance, do let us know. Regards.

     

     

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    Answered by EffieMcNair on March 15, 2016 at 02:53 AM

    Thanks, but It's impossible to set it to Australia as a default....and the user need to choose the country each time...which is quiet confusing. I will be waiting for a better solution...

    (also I only need it to be one field as in my example in the first post.)

    Thank you!

    Effie

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on March 15, 2016 at 04:02 AM

    Thank you for the additional information. I see that the Postal Code Widget is not suitable for your requirement. Rest assured we will update you on this thread if there are any news regarding your feature request. Cheers.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on March 15, 2016 at 03:04 PM

    Hi Effie. 

    Not sure if this would help for the meantime while you're waiting for the improved version of the Autocomplete Widget. 

    This approach is outside of the JotForm platform.

    I forked an autocomplete app in codepen and configured it to only contain Australian Postal Codes & Suburbs (with total of 16,078 entries). I am not the original author of this source code and proper attribution is in the details / settings of the pen provided.

    Let me also second your Feature Request in increasing the capacity of the Autocomplete widget.

    - Randy

     

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    Answered by Ben on March 15, 2016 at 04:12 PM

    Thank you Randy for another useful suggestion :)

    It is important to mention that this is only possible to be used on the full source code of the form. How to get the Full Source Code of your Form

    So it would be needed to create the full form - with a plain textbox field that is hidden.

    Then manually add the code from your code pen to the form and have it set up to update the hidden field.

    In doing so the value would be passed to the submissions panel.

    It is however good to point out that any change done on the form itself would require that the form is re-embedded again on the website.

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    Answered by EffieMcNair on March 16, 2016 at 02:11 AM

    Thank you guys! I will give it a go and let you know...

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on March 16, 2016 at 03:21 AM

    There is currently no updates on the feature request so you are free to try our the suggestion of our fellow jotform user grade4pagasa. We will inform you on this thread once we have an update.
    Cheers.