PHP component ready to use to implement basic autosuggest feature.
After several requests I published this simple "PHP component", ready to use, to implement a search form with an autosuggest feature using PHP and MySQL. For all ajax beginners this is the most simple way to implement it (just with 8Kb) and the only thing you have to do is modify some parameters. Take a look at this post for all related infos.
Before to start
Before to start, take a look at content of package:
a form to search something into your database.
- ajax_framework.js enables ajax functionalities
- search.php contains a standard query to looking for something into some DB table
- config.php includes DB connection parameters
Step 1: include autosuggest.php
Create a new PHP page (for example index.php) in the same folder (don't change it, ok?) where is autosuggest.php:
Open index.php and include autosuggest.php where you want into the <body> tag:
...in this way you include the search form into your page.
Step 2: modify config.php
Change MySQL connection parameters in config.php:
3: modify query parameters
In search.php you have to modify some query parameters. Not fear, is very simple.
For example, image you use your autosuggest to find all books of a certain author and your database has a table (BOOK) with two attributes book_title, andbook_author. What do you have to do?
At line 23 you'll cange "USER" with the table you have, "BOOK" and at line 24"name" with book_author:
At line 43 change "NAME" with
the attribute you want in output, in this case wih
If you want you can change the look of each autosuggest element modifying the CSS code into autosuggest.php:
and test the component. If you have some problems tell me all you want.
Download Autosuggest PHP component