Lookup fields / Dynamic fields Autocomplete on mobile devices

By: Henry King | Asked: 10/25/2022
ForumsCategory: Code HelpLookup fields / Dynamic fields Autocomplete on mobile devices
Henry King asked 2 years ago
Hi  I found out autocompelte for lookup fields and drop downs doesn't work on mobile devices. Are there any workarounds for this? Thanks.      
2 Answers
Victor Font answered 2 years ago
I don’t have any problems with autocomplete on my iPad or iPhone. Years ago, there was a problem with the chosen library on mobile devices, but that issue was resolved. I don’t know if Formidable still uses the chosen library or not for autocomplete, but it sounds like the issue may be more with your environment rather than a Formidable problem. Are you using an amp plugin? They strip jQuery down. Can you run debug on your mobile device? Any errors in the console?
Michael Lang replied 1 year ago

I would be interested too, can you help?

Henry King answered 2 years ago
Hi Victor,   Formidable forms support told me autocomplete is not available for LOOKUP field or DYNAMIC field on mobile devices (including iPhones which I'm using), that's why I came to this forum to seek alternative options. This was also mentioned in Dynamic Field help page. See the attached screen shot from my mobile device. Hence, I wonder how you managed get autocomplete to work on your mobile device. Not sure because I added CSS to make the feilds responsive. Thanks. Henry    
Victor Font replied 1 year ago

If you go to this page, you'll see dynamic fields work with autocomplete out of the box. https://formidable-masterminds.com/developers-directory/

There are 3 dropdowns on this form, Resource Type, Directory Display Name, and Country. The first is a standard drop down I populate with SQL to display active selections only. The second two are dynamic dropdowns I also populate with choices active in the directory. Autocomplete works on all of these fields on my iPhone without me doing anything. The keyboard pops up and everything.

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