Please help newb - observe_field?

thanks everyone,

I am using an autocomplete text field with associations following ryan
bates rails cast #102.

What i would like is when I autocomplete a customer name for their
"customer address" to show up in an editable text field below.

i'm currently using an observe_field, but not sure if this is the right


<%= text_field_with_auto_complete :workorder, :customer_name, {}, { :url
=> formatted_customers_path(:js), :method => :get, :with => "'search=' +
element.value" } %><br />
       <%= observe_field :workorder_customer_name,
         :url => { :controller => :customers, :action => :results },
         :frequency => 3

and i've been playing around with some rjs and partials with no success.
I am very new to RoR, so any help would be appreciated, but it may have
to be "dumbed down" :slight_smile:

thanks for your time.

Hi Richard,

I have been posting like crazy to get achieve the same functionality.
I found the autocomplete doesn't use a regular input tag so you can't
use observe_field on an autocomplete field. I did however find an auto-
complete plugin that will pass the id from the model so you can use
the id to lookup your information. I'm not sure how to implement it
however. Once I get that info, I'll let you know what I came up with.
Here's the link to the plugin, and if you already found this, or know
what to pass to the observe_field, I would be very thankful.

modelautocompleter is the name.

Thanks Chris,

  I've looked at that plugin and couldn't firgure it out. not much
documentation for it. But it does seem like it does what I would like.
Thanks for the response, keep me posted on what you find, and I'll do
the same.