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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery UI Autocomplete - Multiple values</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../../themes/base/jquery.ui.all.css">
<script src="../../jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script src="../../ui/jquery.ui.core.js"></script>
<script src="../../ui/jquery.ui.widget.js"></script>
<script src="../../ui/jquery.ui.position.js"></script>
<script src="../../ui/"></script>
<script src="../../ui/jquery.ui.autocomplete.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../demos.css">
$(function() {
var availableTags = [
function split( val ) {
return val.split( /,\s*/ );
function extractLast( term ) {
return split( term ).pop();
$( "#tags" )
// don't navigate away from the field on tab when selecting an item
.bind( "keydown", function( event ) {
if ( event.keyCode === $.ui.keyCode.TAB &&
$( this ).autocomplete( "instance" ) ) {
minLength: 0,
source: function( request, response ) {
// delegate back to autocomplete, but extract the last term
response( $.ui.autocomplete.filter(
availableTags, extractLast( request.term ) ) );
focus: function() {
// prevent value inserted on focus
return false;
select: function( event, ui ) {
var terms = split( this.value );
// remove the current input
// add the selected item
terms.push( ui.item.value );
// add placeholder to get the comma-and-space at the end
terms.push( "" );
this.value = terms.join( ", " );
return false;
<div class="ui-widget">
<label for="tags">Tag programming languages: </label>
<input id="tags" size="50">
<div class="demo-description">
<p>Usage: Type something, eg. "j" to see suggestions for tagging with programming languages. Select a value, then continue typing to add more.</p>
<p>This is an example showing how to use the source-option along with some events to enable autocompleting multiple values into a single field.</p>
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