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Community Member, 29 Posts

20 October 2011 at 5:26am

I have the code below that is displaying a form and when a user begins filling out the "Credit Union*" field it generates a list of suggestion which they can choose from to populate the field. This is extended from the tutorial on this page:

Everything is working thus far but I want to add some extra functionality. I want to add a hidden field, a city text field and state dropdown field but if the user uses a suggestion from the list I want it to automatically fill out the 3 new fields. Adding the fields is not a problem. I need help populating the fields based on the suggestion selected.

If no suggestion is selected a user enters custom entry for Credit Union then the fields don't automatically populate.

Credit Unions are a dataObject with the related information.



class CreditUnion extends DataObject {
	static $db = array(
		'Name' => 'Text',
		'CN' => 'Text',
		'City' => 'Text',
		'State' => 'Text'
	static $has_one = array(
		'Page' => 'Page'

	function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
		$fields = new FieldSet();
		$fields->push (new TextField('Name', 'Name'));
		$fields->push (new TextField('CN', 'CN'));
		$fields->push (new TextField('City', 'City'));
		$fields->push (new TextField('State', 'State'));
		return $fields;



class FormPage extends Page {
	static $db = array('ThankYou' => 'Varchar(255)');
	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextareaField('ThankYou', 'Thank You Message'));
		return $fields;

class MemberSearchPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {
	static $allowed_actions = array(
	public function init() {
			jQuery(document).ready(function() {
				var options, a;
				  options = { serviceUrl:'" . $this->Link('results') . "' };
				  a = jQuery('#Form_SignUpForm_credit_union').autocomplete(options);
	public function SignUpSuccess() {
		return isset($_REQUEST['signupsuccess']) && $_REQUEST['signupsuccess'] == "1";
	public function SignUpForm() {
		// Sign Up Form Fields
		$fields = new FieldSet(
			new TextField('first_name','First Name*'),
			new TextField('last_name','Last Name*'),			
			new TextField('credit_union', 'Credit Union*', $this->getSearchQuery()),
			new EmailField('email','E-mail address*')
		// On Submit
		$actions = new FieldSet(
			new FormAction('doSignUp', 'Submit')
		// Fields to validate
		$validator = new RequiredFields('first_name', 'last_name', 'credit_union', 'email');

		return new Form($this, 'SignUpForm', $fields, $actions, $validator);

	function results() {
		if($credit_union = $this->getSearchQuery()) {
			$credit_union = Convert::raw2xml($credit_union); 
			//Search for our query - Pretty basic example here
			$Results = DataObject::get('CreditUnion', 
				"MATCH (Name) AGAINST ('$credit_union') 
				OR Name LIKE '%$credit_union%'"

			//For AutoComplete
			if(Director::is_ajax()) {
				$Members = $Results->map('ID', 'Name');
				$Suggestions = "['" . implode("','",$Members) ."']"	;
				return $json = "{
					query : '$credit_union',
					suggestions : $Suggestions
	function doSignUp($data, $form) {
		// Store in DB
		$submission = new SignUpSubmission();
		// Send Email to Admin
		$From = $data['email'];
		$To = [email protected]';
		$Subject = 'Subject';
		$email = new Email($From, $To, $Subject);
		// Send Email to User
		$autoFrom  = [email protected]';
		$autoTo = $data['email'];
		$autoSubject = 'Subject';
		$autoEmail = new Email($autoFrom, $autoTo, $autoSubject);

		Director::redirect(Director::baseURL(). $this->URLSegment . "/?signupsuccess=1");

	function getSearchQuery() {
			return $this->request->getVar("query");