To make this tutorial, we will need:
  • jQuery source – Certainly
  • jQuery UI – one of the package for better GUI and autocomplete
  • Basic knowledge about PHP and mySQL

That’s all we need, now let’s do the autocomplete in jQuery

Step 1: Create database example.

CREATE TABLE mytable (name VARCHAR( 255 ));

INSERT INTO mytable (name) VALUES('Javascript'), ('JQuery'),
('PHP Framework'), ('Actionscript'), ('ASP.NET'),
('CodeIgniter'), ('Yii Framework'), ('Pascal'), ('C++'),
('C#'), ('Java'),
('ColdFusion');

Step 2: Create file php name server.php

<?php
$mysql_server = 'localhost';
$mysql_login = 'root';
$mysql_password = '';
$mysql_database = 'fortest';

mysql_connect($mysql_server, $mysql_login, $mysql_password);
mysql_select_db($mysql_database);

$req = "SELECT name "
 ."FROM mytable "
 ."WHERE name LIKE '%".$_REQUEST['term']."%' "; 

$query = mysql_query($req);

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($query))
{
 $results[] = array('label' => $row['name']);
}

echo json_encode($results);

In here, I name my database “fortest”, remember to change the database information (login, password, name) match with your server

Step 3: the index.php file look like

<!DOCTYPE head PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="login.js"></script>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
</head>

<style>
body{
margin:0 auto;
max-width: 500px;
padding: 30px;
}
</style>
<body>
 <input id="search" type="text" name="term" />
 <script>
  $(function() {

   $( "#search" ).autocomplete(
   {
     source:'server.php',
   })

  });
 </script>
</body>
</html>

DOne^^! Don’t forget to comment if you work it well :)