Convert Autocomplete to Lookup field on selection

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  1. Courtney
    Courtney avatar
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    Member since:
    Jan 2012

    Posted 11 Apr 2015 Link to this post


    I'd like to use the Autocomplete control as a lookup field. For example you can type in the company name, autocomplete would select the match and as soon as it was selected the field would become a HTML link to the selected object.


    Eg. Typing ACME selects ACME Ltd.  After selection ACME Ltd. changes to a hyperlink to the company details page.


    Is this possible with the autocomplete control?

    Or would it be better to use the multi-select with a maximum item of 1?

  2. Alexander Popov
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    Posted 14 Apr 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Courtney,

    This behavior is not supported, however you can achieve similar results using a custom solution. For example you can subscribe to the Autocomplete's select event and once it is triggered - hide the entire widget and render the link in its place.

    Alexander Popov
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