How to make free text entries comply with selectionLimit

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09 Aug, 2011 01:11 PM

Let's say you have your selectionLimit set to 5. Then once you have selected five items and try to add more, you get the message "No more selections are allowed". So far so good. However, that does not stop you from manually entering free text entries separated by a comma, which means you can still add unlimited free text entries.

Well, if you would like the selectionLimit to apply to all entries, including free text, then this is what you do:

Change line 193 in jquery.autoSuggest.js from:
add_selected_item(n_data, "00"+(lis+1));

if ((opts.selectionLimit && $("", selections_holder).length < opts.selectionLimit){ add_selected_item(n_data, "00"+(lis+1)); }

That's it. It will now disallow free text entries once the selectionLimit has been reached.


For those of you that used the code that Xnuiem added for the no Free Text option in this discussion (, the line now changes to this:

if (false == opts.noFree && (opts.selectionLimit && $("", selections_holder).length < opts.selectionLimit)){ add_selected_item(n_data, "00"+(lis+1)); }


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