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automatic filter on attribute lists

automatic filter on attribute lists

Attribute lists are a good way to reduce attribute values and to make a search more effective compared to a free text attribute.

Since they reduce the number of wrong entries created by type mismatches.

But in some cases or over the time you may have value lists with a lot of entries (more than a hundred). Then these lists cannot be handled very well anymore within the "modify attribute" window and you need a way to reduce the number of attributes displayed.

So there should be a filter for the displayed attributes (see example under: http://listjs.com/).
The filter should reduce the available attributes while you type the filter.

E.g. if you have a list like:

- book

- disc

- disc(audio)

- disc(video)

- LP

the you should see as you type:

  • if you don't enter anything you should be able to see all values with a scroll bar (if they cannot be displayed at once)
  • disk       => you should only get offered only: disc, disc(audio), disc(video)
  • disk(a    => you should only get offered only: disc(audio)
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This is really a good idea. Following is an example UI that can do some inline filtering as you are typing. It would be good to get a JCA based combo box that works similar to this.

http://jqueryui.com/autocomplete/#combobox

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