In this tutorial, i will show you how to implement jQuery UI’s autocomplete widget in cakephp. The script in this tutorial is copy paste from tutorialzine article “A Simple Movie Search App w/ jQuery UI” . We are using a MySql database containing a users table. When you start typing a user name in the text box of the search form, an AJAX request is sent to controller. The controller returns a JSON object with suitable user name.
This is what we’re going to create: