Autocomplete Textbox Using PHP, MySQL and jQuery

Autocomplete search shows the users list of matching results while types into textbox. In this article we will explain to you how to implement autocomplete textbox using PHP, MySQL and PHP.

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Here, we’ll take one example of autocomplete search for city names that will be fetched from a database and suggested to users while typing into a textbox.

Steps to implement autocomplete search

  1. Create a database connection
  2. Create an autocomplete search form
  3. Create PHP code for search from database

1. Create a database connection

First, we have to create a database connection file named connection.php to fetch the city name from the database.

2. Create an autocomplete search form

Here, we include the Jquery, Jquery UI and CSS file for autocomplete search and initialize the autocomplete() method.

3. Create PHP code for search from database

The autocomplete() method is called the ajax-city-search.php file that fetches the data from database as user typing in textbox and returns in json encoded format. So here we write the PHP code as per GET request.

ajax-city-search.php

That’s it for today.
Thank you for reading. Happy Coding!

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7 Responses

  1. Ruthwik says:

    Thanks very much
    The code was very helpful
    Hope i will visit this site again

  2. Fayez says:

    Thank you very much
    This is what I was looking for ..

  3. Asqar Arslonov says:

    Thanks a lot of,but I don’t.Please create video about your autocomplete

  4. Murat Akkurt says:

    Thank you

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