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Filtering

The AutoComplete has built-in support to filter data items. The filter operation starts as soon as you start typing characters in the component.

Change the filter type

Determines on which filter type, the component needs to be considered on search action. The available filterType and its supported data types are

Filter Type Description
StartsWith Checks whether a value begins with the specified value.
EndsWith Checks whether a value ends with specified value.
Contains Checks whether a value contains with specified value.

The following examples shows the data filtering is done with StartsWith type.

Source
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app.ts
index.html
import { AutoComplete } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
//import DataManager related classes
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
//initiates the component
let filter: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    dataSource: new DataManager({
        url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/Customers',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    }),
    //bind the Query instance to query property
    query: new Query().select(['ContactName']),
    //map the appropriate columns to fields property
    fields: { value: 'ContactName' },
    //set the placeholder to AutoComplete input
    placeholder: "Find a customer",
    //set the filterType to searching operation
    filterType: 'StartsWith',
    //sort the resulted items
    sortOrder: 'Ascending'
});
filter.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Filter item count

You can specify the filter suggestion item count through suggestionCount property of AutoComplete.

The following example, to restrict the suggestion list item counts as 5.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { AutoComplete } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
//import DataManager related classes
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
//initiates the component
let filter: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    dataSource: new DataManager({
        url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/Customers',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    }),
    //bind the Query instance to query property
    query: new Query().select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']),
    //set the suggestionCount to show the maximum suggestion list item
    suggestionCount: 5,
    //map the appropriate columns to fields property
    fields: { value: 'ContactName' },
    //set the placeholder to AutoComplete input
    placeholder: "Find a customer",
    //sort the resulted items
    sortOrder: 'Ascending'
});
filter.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Limit the minimum filter character

You can set the limit for the character count to filter the data on the AutoComplete. This can be done by set the minLength property to AutoComplete.

In the following example, the remote request doesn’t fetch the search data, until the search key contains three characters.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { AutoComplete } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
//import DataManager related classes
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
//initiates the component
let filter: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    dataSource: new DataManager({
        url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/Customers',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    }),
    //bind the Query instance to query property
    query: new Query().select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']),
    //set the minLength to restrict the remote request until search key contains 3 characters.
    minLength: 3,
    //map the appropriate columns to fields property
    fields: { value: 'ContactName' },
    //set the placeholder to AutoComplete input
    placeholder: "Find a customer",
    //set the filterType to searching operation
    filterType: 'StartsWith',
    //sort the resulted items
    sortOrder: 'Ascending'
});
filter.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Case sensitive filtering

Data items can be filtered either with or without case sensitivity using the DataManager. This can be done by setting the ignoreCase property of AutoComplete.

The following sample depicts how to filter the data with case-sensitive.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { AutoComplete } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
//import DataManager related classes
import { Query, DataManager, WebApiAdaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
//initiates the component
let filter: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    dataSource: new DataManager({
        url: 'https://js.syncfusion.com/demos/ejServices/Wcf/Northwind.svc/',
        crossDomain: true
    }),
    //bind the Query instance to query property
    query: new Query().from('Customers').select('ContactName').take(7),
    //map the appropriate columns to fields property
    fields: { value: 'ContactName' },
    //set the placeholder to AutoComplete input
    placeholder: "Find a customer",
    //set the ignoreCase as false to enable the case sensitive filtering
    ignoreCase: false,
    //set the filterType to searching operation
    filterType: 'StartsWith',
    //sort the resulted items
    sortOrder: 'Ascending'
});

filter.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Diacritics Filtering

An AutoComplete supports diacritics filtering which will ignore the diacritics and makes it easier to filter the results in international characters lists when the ignoreAccent is enabled.

In the following sample,data with diacritics are bound as dataSource for AutoComplete.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { AutoComplete } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
   // create local data
    let data: string[] = [
        'Aeróbics',
        'Aeróbics en Agua',
        'Aerografía',
        'Aeromodelaje',
        'Águilas',
        'Ajedrez',
        'Ala Delta',
        'Álbumes de Música',
        'Alusivos',
        'Análisis de Escritura a Mano'];
    // initialize AutoComplete component
    let atcObj: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
        //set the local data to dataSource property
        dataSource: data,
        // set the placeholder to AutoComplete input element
        placeholder: 'e.g: aero',
        // enabled the ignoreAccent property for ignore the diacritics
        ignoreAccent: true
    });
    atcObj.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

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