Conditional 'No Results Found' message

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14 Oct, 2012 08:19 PM

Hello once again.
This time it is less of an error and more of a desired functionality. Would it be possible to remove the 'No results found' message when a space bar has be pressed (and presumably nothing is in the list)? Of course, if the space character is removed then it can show up again.

Thank you!

  1. 1 Posted by Jon on 15 Oct, 2012 06:36 AM

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    I don't know if this is what your are looking for but, try to change the first line of keyChange function from:

    if( lastKeyPressCode == 46 || (lastKeyPressCode > 8 && lastKeyPressCode < 32) ){ return results_holder.hide(); }


    if( lastKeyPressCode == 46 || (lastKeyPressCode > 8 && lastKeyPressCode < 32) || lastKeyPressCode == 32 ){ return results_holder.hide(); }
  2. 2 Posted by moonlight293 on 15 Oct, 2012 08:27 PM

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    Hi Jon,

    Not quite - essentially I want the autosuggest to stop once a space bar has been entered.
    In our auto suggest we want people to search for a phrase that may not be in the autosuggest list (since it's just a list of words), but not have the emptytext show when they decide to do that.
    For 'do' it should show a list of suggestions
    For 'dkasjhf' it should show emptytext
    For 'do the', 'do ' and 'do the wave' it should not show emptytext, even though none are in the autosuggest list.
    Does that make sense?

    After posting this question I managed to make a hacky solution.
    At around Line 349 I changed

       if (matchCount <= 0) {
                            results_ul.html('<li class="as-message">' + opts.emptyText + '</li>');

    To become:

    if (matchCount <= 0 && query.indexOf(" ") == -1) {
                            results_ul.html('<li class="as-message">' + opts.emptyText + '</li>');
                        } else if (matchCount <= 0 && query.indexOf(" ") != -1) {
                        } else {

    To ensure the autosuggest returned once the space was deleted I added this:

    case 8:  // delete - around line 162

    It seems to work fine, if not a bit hacky (especially with the delete). Is there a more elegant way to do this?
    Thanks again.

  3. 3 Posted by Jon on 16 Oct, 2012 10:20 AM

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    Ok, I don't know any other way so if it works for you go ahead with it.

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