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Re-fill selectize js value

Posted in Javascript, Teknologi by samsonasik on November 28, 2014

It’s been a while since I didn’t write a post about non-framework category. Ok, this time, I will show you how to use selectize js on re-fill functionality. Selectize js is a jQuery plugin that useful for tagging and autocomplete. I used it in several projects. Once it’s installed and selectize() called, your form can be like the following :
selectize-1
In images demo above, I want to re-set the “district” based on the “province” changes by javascript. To make selectize still applied to “district”, you need to do :

  • re-set Html option values
  • re-set selectize value options

Ok, let’s do a demo application for this.
1. Preparation
1.a make bower.json for dependency requirements definition

{
    "name":"Selectize Demo",
    "dependencies": {
        "jquery": "1.11.1",
        "selectize":"0.11.2"
    }
}

1.b make .bowerrc for specification

{
    "directory": "js",
    "json": "bower.json"
}

1.c install dependencies

bower install

2. Initialize selectize
We can initialize selectize js by include it in the header ( js and css ) like this :

    <link href="./js/selectize/dist/css/selectize.default.css" media="screen" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

    <script type="text/javascript" src="./js/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="./js/selectize/dist/js/standalone/selectize.min.js"></script>

and then, we create the elements which we want to selectize :

<form method="post">

     <select name="province_id" id="province_id">
            <option value="0">--Select Province--</option>
            <option value="1">Jawa Barat</option>
            <option value="2">Jawa Tengah</option>
      </select>

      <select name="district" id="district">
            <option value="0">--Select District--</option>
      </select>

</form>

Now, time to execute :


        $(document).ready(function() {
            //initialize selectize for both fields
            $("#province_id").selectize();
            $("#district").selectize();
        });  

3. Do the awesome
Ok, now what ? We need to re-fill the “district” data on change of “province”, In this case, I wrote a case when using Ajax request and catched by PHP script. So, create a “change-data.php” file :

<?php

if (isset($_POST['province_id'])) {

    $data = [];
    if ($_POST['province_id'] == 1) {
        $data = [
            0 => [
                'id' => 1,
                'name' => 'Bandung',
            ],
            1 => [
                'id' => 2,
                'name' => 'Cimahi',
            ]
        ];
    }

    if ($_POST['province_id'] == 2) {
        $data = [
            0 => [
                'id' => 3,
                'name' => 'Kudus',
            ],
            1 => [
                'id' => 4,
                'name' => 'Cirebon',
            ]
        ];
    }

    echo json_encode($data);
}

Basically, the selectize can be filled by json object that have “text” and “value” key, like the following :

[
    {text: "Bandung", value: 1 },
    {text: "Cimahi", value: 2 }
]

So, we need to get the data, and convert to json object, we can do with eval :

new_value_options = eval('(' + new_value_options + ')');

Ok, now, let’s do this :

$(document).ready(function() {
            //initialize selectize for both fields
            $("#province_id").selectize();
            $("#district").selectize();

            // onchange
            $("#province_id").change(function() {
                $.post('./change-data', { 'province_id' : $(this).val() } , function(jsondata) {
                    var htmldata = '';
                    var new_value_options   = '[';
                    for (var key in jsondata) {
                        htmldata += '<option value="'+jsondata[key].id+'">'+jsondata[key].name+'</option>';

                        var keyPlus = parseInt(key) + 1;
                        if (keyPlus == jsondata.length) {
                            new_value_options += '{text: "'+jsondata[key].name+'", value: '+jsondata[key].id+'}';
                        } else {
                            new_value_options += '{text: "'+jsondata[key].name+'", value: '+jsondata[key].id+'},';
                        }
                    }
                    new_value_options   += ']';

                    //convert to json object
                    new_value_options = eval('(' + new_value_options + ')');
                    if (new_value_options[0] != undefined) {
                        // re-fill html select option field 
                        $("#district").html(htmldata);
                        // re-fill/set the selectize values
                        var selectize = $("#district")[0].selectize;

                        selectize.clear();
                        selectize.clearOptions();
                        selectize.renderCache['option'] = {};
                        selectize.renderCache['item'] = {};

                        selectize.addOption(new_value_options);

                        selectize.setValue(new_value_options[0].value);
                    }

                }, 'json');
            });
        });

That’s it, hope it helpful. Want to grab the code ? grab it from https://github.com/samsonasik/selectize-demo

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  1. sr33jith said, on December 2, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Reblogged this on Sreejith's Stuffs.


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