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Offer only items on autocompletion that will yield results

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License: AGPL-3

Prefetch autocomplete offers

When searching, the autocomplete options can be a bit frustrating because you will be offered choices that won’t yield a result. This addon searches for the term in the background and only offers an option if this search has a result.


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Known issues / Roadmap

  • some searches (especially via function fields) can be very heavy on the server. To disable prefetching on a per field basis, set the option web_search_autocomplete_prefetch.disable:

    options="{'web_search_autocomplete_prefetch.disable': true}"

    on your field in the search view.

  • by default, the addon triggers a search 350 milliseconds after the last key pess. If you want a different timeout, set the parameter web_search_autocomplete_prefetch.keypress_timeout to the amount of milliseconds you need as timeout.

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Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback here.




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This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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