Plant Database forum: Auto complete

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Request from one of our members:
sandnsea2 said:After seeing this list grow, I think a dropdown box would be a bad idea. Too many hybridizers.

But we could have autocomplete., where you type in the first letter or 2, then they present you with some choices.


When sandnsea2 says "After seeing this list grow, I think a dropdown box would be a bad idea.", she is talking about the fact that their is a very long list of hybridizers.

Dave can we have auto complete ability when searching for hybridizer in the Search by characteristic in the parent plant.
Right now that only happens if I have done a search for a given name before. It does not work for other hybridizers that I have not searched for.

Here is a name I have searched for in the past, showing drop down of choices.
Thumb of 2013-07-04/valleylynn/eb949d

And here is a name that I have not searched for in the past. No drop down of choices.
Thumb of 2013-07-04/valleylynn/758691

Is it possible to program it to search for the hybridizer names in the sempervivum database, giving the drop down of matching names to choose from?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 4, 2013 12:00 PM CST

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I'm afraid not. The "Search by characteristics" page isn't designed to support autocomplete of those fields.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2013 2:25 PM CST
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Thank you Dave.

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