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Jon Garfunkel (JonnyGar)
BNY Mellon
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JonnyGar Member since 2009 91 posts
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Posted: May 27, 2015
Last activity: July 17, 2017

Restricting selection from an autocomplete (combobox)

I think I brought this up years ago, but I can't quite find it.

There's an odd split in UI components between autocomplete (which allows you free-form typing) and dropdown (which ensures you select a listed value).

Well, why not have the best of the both worlds?

While it's not standardized in jQueryUI, here's a nice demo of the sort of ComboBox I'm looking for:

I haven't seen this in Pega through v7.1.7.

I'd like to see more of is the UI we're familiar with in Outlook/Jive/Facebook where, if you type a name (e.g., Baruch Sachs), it's obvious to the user that the name is linked -- or, otherwise, force a listed value to be sent.

In our current world, I have on one hand an application using dropdowns in a table, where an autocomplete would be more efficient -- and, on the other hand, an v7 application using a "pick operator" autocomplete, which doesn't get validated. Both of these should be using a combobox.

Are there ways to enable this today? Is this in the pipeline for the future?

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