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I am trying to automate some form filling.

But i am having an issue with a field which is drop down with an autocomplete search bar. The drop down shows after completing 3 characters. https://i.stack.imgur.com/GniwI.png[^]

<div class="col-md-10" data-select2-id="34">
                            <select class="form-control select2-hidden-accessible" name="PrimarySponser.SponserInsurerID" id="PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID" style="width: 100%" data-select2-id="PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID" tabindex="-1" aria-hidden="true">
                            </select>
                    </div>


The following same code when selecting a value.
<div class="col-md-10" data-select2-id="34">
    <select class="form-control select2-hidden-accessible" name="PrimarySponser.SponserInsurerID" id="PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID" style="width: 100%" data-select2-id="PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID" tabindex="-1" aria-hidden="true">

<option value="9" data-select2-id="42">
Funded Mandates administration
</option>
</select>


The script to that field

var PrimarySponser_PatientSponserID = 0;
    var SecondarySponser_PatientSponserID = 0;

    fnFillSponserInfo();

    function fnFillSponserInfo(){
        if (PrimarySponser_PatientSponserID > 0)
        {
            var primaryPayer = new Option('', 0, false, false);
            $('#PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID').append(primaryPayer).trigger('change');

            var primaryNetwork = new Option('',  0, false, false);
            $('#PrimarySponser_PayerNetworkID').append(primaryNetwork).trigger('change');

            var primaryPackage = new Option('',  0, false, false);
            $('#PrimarySponser_SponserPackageID').append(primaryPackage).trigger('change');
        }

    }


    $('#PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID').select2({
        ajax: {
            url: '/Search/Payers',
            data: function (params) {
                var query = {
                    term: params.term
                }
                // Query parameters will be ?search=[term]&type=public
                return query;
            },
            processResults: function (data) {
                // Tranforms the top-level key of the response object from 'items' to 'results'
                return {
                    results: data.items
                };
            }
        },
        minimumInputLength: 3, placeholder: 'Select a payer'
    });

    $('#PrimarySponser_PayerNetworkID').select2({
        placeholder: 'Select a network'
    });

    $('#PrimarySponser_SponserPackageID').select2({
        placeholder: 'Select a package'
    });

    $('#PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID').on('select2:select', function (e) {
        var data = e.params.data;
        loadPayerNetworks(data.id, "PrimarySponser");
    });
    $('#PrimarySponser_PayerNetworkID').on('select2:select', function (e) {
        var data = e.params.data;
        loadPayerPackages(data.id, "PrimarySponser");[enter image description here][2]
    });
    
    function loadPayerNetworks(id,type) {
        $('#'+ type +'_PayerNetworkID').select2('data', null);
        $('#' + type + '_SponserPackageID').select2('data', null);
        $('#' + type + '_PayerNetworkID').select2({
            ajax: {
                url: '/Search/PayerNetworksByPayerId?id=' + id,
                processResults: function (data) {
                    // Tranforms the top-level key of the response object from 'items' to 'results'
                    return {
                        results: data.items
                    };
                }
            }
        });
    }


I think the values are taken from another url. Is there a way to fill the field with value from another url.

I am a novice in coding. Is there something that I am nor understanding or missed something.

What I have tried:

I am currently using the following code to auto fill fields. The second line is to auto click the save button.

document.getElementById('PrimarySponser_SponserInsurerID').value="9"
document.getElementsByClassName("btn btn-success waves-effect waves-light")[0].click();
Posted

1 solution

The standard solution today is to use Autocomplete | jQuery UI[^]. Your JavaScript skill seems good enough to handle this, because you're already using jQuery. Use standard UI tools. Never reinvent wheels. After you become proficient with jQuery UI, you can start learning AngularJS, React or Vue. Even better, you might eventually want to try TypeScript. These are the standard skills to land a front-end job that pays $90K+. Otherwise, it's very hard to go beyond $60K a year. Programming is fun, but knowing the essential skills to land a better programming job gets you a better home & a better laptop, just so you can program more comfortably. If you absolutely cannot understand jQuery UI code samples, please let me know by following up on this question.

I'm a backend guy, but I occasionally help with frontend development.
   
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