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dear all,
i've created a JQuery UI Autocomplete in which the source is an array of label-value pairs.
i need to set the default selected item. i found a way to do that using the desired label,
but how can i do that if i have the VALUE instead of the LABEL?

code for setting default value using label string :

$("myAutoCom").autocomplete("search", "someLabel");
    var menu = $("myAutoCom").autocomplete("widget");

i have the value,not the label. how can i set selected item depending on value?
thanks in advance
Updated 29-Nov-14 21:51pm

1 solution

since the source of my autocomplete is an array that contains all label-value pairs, and since i keep that array in a global variable, i just did the following:

searched THAT array for the given value and returned the corresponding label, then used that label to initialize the autocomplete using the code mentioned in the question.

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