Demo source code : https://github.com/rudylee/cbunny
In my previous post ( http://blog.rudylee.com/2011/07/25/jquery-ui-autocomplete-in-cakephp/ ) we have successfully integrated the jQuery AutoComplete with CakePHP with a little bit hacky way. Now we gonna add another feature that can redirect user to our desired place when they click the result value in the AutoComplete ( try the demo for more details ).
So let’s start the coding ( I assume you have integrated the jQuery UI AutoComplete in your apps, if you haven’t, just read my previous post ), so basically what we need to do are divided into 4 steps:
Wrap the jQuery UI AutoComplete search field in a form tag.
Add a hidden field which will hold the ID of the result.
Add ‘select’ option into the helper.
Set up the action that will handle the form submit
Here is the sample of the action code:
Just ignore line 8 and so, we gonna focus on line 2 to 7. In that line, I redirect the user to the view action which based on the Guest ID which I got from the form. You can change the controller/action in this section. I hope everything are clear. Cheers.