How to make autocomplete text field in laravel?

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by lily , in category: PHP Frameworks , 12 days ago

How to make autocomplete text field in laravel?

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by jerad , 11 days ago

@lily 

To create an autocomplete text field in Laravel, you can use a combination of frontend JavaScript libraries like jQuery UI and Laravel's backend functionalities.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to implement an autocomplete text field in Laravel:


Step 1: Install jQuery UI First, include jQuery and jQuery UI libraries in your project. You can include them using CDN or by downloading the libraries and including them in your project directly.


Step 2: Create a Controller Method In your Laravel application, create a controller method that will handle the autocomplete functionality. This method should return a JSON response with the autocomplete suggestions based on the user input.

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public function autocomplete(Request $request)
{
    $query = $request->input('query');
    
    $suggestions = YourModel::where('name', 'like', '%' . $query . '%')->pluck('name');

    return response()->json($suggestions);
}


Step 3: Create a Route Define a route that points to the controller method you just created.

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Route::get('/autocomplete', 'YourController@autocomplete');


Step 4: Create the Autocomplete Text Field In your Blade template, create an input field and attach the autocomplete functionality using jQuery UI. Here's an example code snippet:

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<input type="text" id="autocomplete">
<script>
    $('#autocomplete').autocomplete({
        source: function(request, response) {
            $.ajax({
                url: '/autocomplete',
                data: { query: request.term },
                success: function(data) {
                    response(data);
                }
            })
        }
    });
</script>


Step 5: Test the Autocomplete Finally, test your autocomplete text field by typing in the input field. You should see autocomplete suggestions based on the data fetched from the server.


That's it! By following these steps, you can create an autocomplete text field in Laravel using jQuery UI and Laravel's backend functionalities.