Wildcard matching

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Caleb Hale

12 May, 2010 04:00 PM


Unless there is something I am missing, I couldent find a way to cinfigure your (otherwise amazing) plugin to do wildcard matching, or just a way to turn off the javascript searching when working with external data.

For example, in my data set is "Brighton folk club" and I wanted that to appear when I type "Brighton club". It would be great i you would add a config option for this.

I have achived this myself with the below modifactions (if they are any help)


var forward = false;
if(opts.searchObjProps == "value") {
    var str = data[num].value;
} else {    
    var str = "";
    var names = opts.searchObjProps.split(",");
    for(var y=0;y<names.length;y++){
        var name = $.trim(names[y]);
        str = str+data[num][name]+" ";
    if (!opts.matchCase){ str = str.toLowerCase(); }                
    if(str.search(query) != -1 && values_input.val().search(","+data[num][opts.selectedValuesProp]+",") == -1){
        forward = true;

var forward = false;


if (!opts.matchCase){ 
    var regx = new RegExp("(?![^&;]+;)(?!<[^<>]*)(" + query + ")(?![^<>]*>)(?![^&;]+;)", "gi");                         
} else {
    var regx = new RegExp("(?![^&;]+;)(?!<[^<>]*)(" + query + ")(?![^<>]*>)(?![^&;]+;)", "g");

var regx = new RegExp('\\b('+$.trim(query).replace(' ','|')+')\\b', "gi");

My code could be a lot cleaner, but I hope it helps!

Thanks, Caleb

  1. 1 Posted by Caleb Hale on 12 May, 2010 04:03 PM

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    var regx = new RegExp('(?![^&;]+;)(?!<[^<>]*)('+$.trim(query).replace(' ','|')+')(?![^<>]*>)(?![^&;]+;)', "gi");

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