It's heavily based on AJAXWidgetComboBox, but i've modified it to make it work with YUI autocomplete widget.



  • Install Yahoo! UI in media/js

Example Use

I'll use the same models that in AJAXWidgetComboBox, except that we use "query=" instead of "q=" in search, so you can refer it. The looks exactly like this last, but in we have this:

from django.utils import simplejson

def json_lookup(request, queryset, field, limit=5, login_required=False):
    if login_required and not request.user.is_authenticated():
        return redirect_to_login(request.path)
    obj_list = []
    lookup = { '%s__icontains' % field: request.GET['query'],}
    for obj in queryset.filter(**lookup)[:limit]:
        obj_list.append({"id":, "name": getattr(obj, field)}) 
    object = {"ResultSet": { "total": str(limit), "Result": obj_list } }
    return HttpResponse(simplejson.dumps(object), mimetype='application/javascript')


In template we must put the javascript. I've done it in header section with a event to fire it. So you can put the following code in your content, or in your header if you fire it with an event:

<input id="field" type="text">
<div id="container"></div>

<!-- Dependencies -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/yahoo.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/dom.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/event.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/connection.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/animation.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="media/js/autocomplete.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
    DataSource = new YAHOO.widget.DS_XHR("/myapp/reporter_lookup/", ["ResultSet.Result","name","id"]);
    AutoComp = new YAHOO.widget.AutoComplete("field","container",DataSource);

It's all!. You can customize AutoComp and DataSource all you need with extra params.

Comment: Doesn't it put the "name" value in the POST instead of object id?

Comment: See also other AutoCompleteSolutions

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on 10/26/09 14:12:42