Autocomplete with DB + Urgent ..

Hello Champs,

I fetch out the values of a table (suppose users) from database and want
to show them(user's name) in a text-field with autocomplete..
Can i do this in rails .. If yes, then how can .. ?
Do not know any thing about it .. May be you people can suggest me some
tutorials for it as well..
Waiting for every possible answer .. :slight_smile:

Yes of course you can do it.

I did it recently, and I did it using jQuery with the plugin -

I exposed the right JSON API’s from my rails application and I had to tweak the plugin a bit to suit my needs but it works great.

There are other jQuery plugins you could have a look at too.

Thanks & Regards,
Dhruva Sagar.

Mike Ditka - “If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms.”

Rails has scriptaculous and prototype built in and there are helpers
for autocomplete already. Have a look at the API documentation for

Ok .. Unable to do it ..
But found another way ..
Can you guyz tell me that how to write to a file at a specific position
I mean i want to write every time at line number 3 and character number
10 of file myfile..
Then how can i ..?

I'll tell you the whole answer after resolving it .. :slight_smile:

Mukund wrote:

Google is your friend. :wink:

Thanks a lot guyz .. done it using jquery library ..
That library is using the data from a file.. and then i modified that
file according to my modification .. and found solution .. :slight_smile:

Thanks for your support ..

Mukund wrote: