Grouping in JQuery AutoComplete widget

The suggestion list items can be grouped by providing a header for each set of items. The grouping will be defined based on the groupBy API in fields object.

Here the category field is mapped with groupBy field.

  • html
  • <input type="text" id="autocomplete" />
            
            <script type="text/javascript">
            
            /* Local Data */
            var countries = [
                    { text: "Australia", category: "A" }, { text: "Antarctica", category: "A" },
                    { text: "Bangladesh", category: "B" }, { text: "Belgium", category: "B" },
                    { text: "Canada", category: "C" }, { text: "China", category: "C" },
                    { text: "Denmark", category: "D" }, { text: "Dominica", category: "D" },
                    { text: "Europe", category: "E" }, { text: "Egypt", category: "E" },
                    { text: "India", category: "I" }, { text: "Indonesia", category: "I" },
                    { text: "France", category: "F" }, { text: "Finland", category: "F" },
                    { text: "Germany", category: "G" }, { text: "Greece", category: "G" },
                    { text: "Japan", category: "J" }, { text: "Jordan", category: "J" },
                    { text: "Madagascar", category: "M" }, { text: "Midway Islands", category: "M" },
                    { text: "Nepal", category: "N" }, { text: "Netherlands", category: "N" },
                    { text: "Qatar", category: "Q" }, { text: "Romania", category: "R" },
                    { text: "Scotland", category: "S" }, { text: "Tibet", category: "T" },
                    { text: "Zambia", category: "Z" }, { text: "Zimbabwe", category: "Z" }
            ];
            
            $('#autocomplete').ejAutocomplete({ dataSource: countries, filterType: ej.filterType.Contains, fields: { text: "text", groupBy: "category" } });
            
            </script>

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