How to build Jquery Autocomplete with Json

Friday 10th, Feb, 2017 | #HTML 5 #Playground #Plugins


Autocomplete, or word completion, is a feature in which an application predicts the rest of a word a user is typing. In graphical user interfaces, users can typically press the tab key to accept a suggestion or the down arrow key to accept one of several. Today, I’m showing you how you can create a very simple autocomplete demo with jquery and json code.

For this jquery suggest example we use a Json countries database


Copy and Paste this code just after the opening body tag of your html document, or into you header file template.

<input id="keysug"  type="text">
<div id="keysugList" style="width:400px; position:absolute; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:1px solid #CCCCCC; padding:5px; display:none"></div>


Jquery & Json Source code

Paste this code before the tag

<script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>
var countries='[{"name": "Afghanistan", "code": "AF"},{"name": "Åland Islands", "code": "AX"},{"name": "Albania", "code": "AL"},{"name": "Algeria", "code": "DZ"},{"name": "American Samoa", "code": "AS"},{"name": "AndorrA", "code": "AD"},{"name": "Angola", "code": "AO"},{"name": "Anguilla", "code": "AI"},{"name": "Antarctica", "code": "AQ"},{"name": "Antigua and Barbuda", "code": "AG"},{"name": "Argentina", "code": "AR"},{"name": "Armenia", "code": "AM"},{"name": "Aruba", "code": "AW"},{"name": "Australia", "code": "AU"},{"name": "Austria", "code": "AT"},{"name": "Azerbaijan", "code": "AZ"},{"name": "Bahamas", "code": "BS"},{"name": "Bahrain", "code": "BH"},{"name": "Bangladesh", "code": "BD"},{"name": "Barbados", "code": "BB"},{"name": "Belarus", "code": "BY"},{"name": "Belgium", "code": "BE"},{"name": "Belize", "code": "BZ"},{"name": "Benin", "code": "BJ"},{"name": "Bermuda", "code": "BM"},{"name": "Bhutan", "code": "BT"},{"name": "Bolivia", "code": "BO"},{"name": "Bosnia and Herzegovina", "code": "BA"},{"name": "Botswana", "code": "BW"},{"name": "Bouvet Island", "code": "BV"},{"name": "Brazil", "code": "BR"},{"name": "British Indian Ocean Territory", "code": "IO"},{"name": "Brunei Darussalam", "code": "BN"},{"name": "Bulgaria", "code": "BG"},{"name": "Burkina Faso", "code": "BF"},{"name": "Burundi", "code": "BI"},{"name": "Cambodia", "code": "KH"},{"name": "Cameroon", "code": "CM"},{"name": "Canada", "code": "CA"},{"name": "Cape Verde", "code": "CV"},{"name": "Cayman Islands", "code": "KY"},{"name": "Central African Republic", "code": "CF"},{"name": "Chad", "code": "TD"},{"name": "Chile", "code": "CL"},{"name": "China", "code": "CN"},{"name": "Christmas Island", "code": "CX"},{"name": "Cocos (Keeling) Islands", "code": "CC"},{"name": "Colombia", "code": "CO"},{"name": "Comoros", "code": "KM"},{"name": "Congo", "code": "CG"},{"name": "Congo, The Democratic Republic of the", "code": "CD"},{"name": "Cook Islands", "code": "CK"},{"name": "Costa Rica", "code": "CR"},{"name": "CoteIvoire", "code": "CI"},{"name": "Croatia", "code": "HR"},{"name": "Cuba", "code": "CU"},{"name": "Cyprus", "code": "CY"},{"name": "Czech Republic", "code": "CZ"},{"name": "Denmark", "code": "DK"},{"name": "Djibouti", "code": "DJ"},{"name": "Dominica", "code": "DM"},{"name": "Dominican Republic", "code": "DO"},{"name": "Ecuador", "code": "EC"},{"name": "Egypt", "code": "EG"},{"name": "El Salvador", "code": "SV"},{"name": "Equatorial Guinea", "code": "GQ"},{"name": "Eritrea", "code": "ER"},{"name": "Estonia", "code": "EE"},{"name": "Ethiopia", "code": "ET"},{"name": "Falkland Islands (Malvinas)", "code": "FK"},{"name": "Faroe Islands", "code": "FO"},{"name": "Fiji", "code": "FJ"},{"name": "Finland", "code": "FI"},{"name": "France", "code": "FR"},{"name": "French Guiana", "code": "GF"},{"name": "French Polynesia", "code": "PF"},{"name": "French Southern Territories", "code": "TF"},{"name": "Gabon", "code": "GA"},{"name": "Gambia", "code": "GM"},{"name": "Georgia", "code": "GE"},{"name": "Germany", "code": "DE"},{"name": "Ghana", "code": "GH"},{"name": "Gibraltar", "code": "GI"},{"name": "Greece", "code": "GR"},{"name": "Greenland", "code": "GL"},{"name": "Grenada", "code": "GD"},{"name": "Guadeloupe", "code": "GP"},{"name": "Guam", "code": "GU"},{"name": "Guatemala", "code": "GT"},{"name": "Guernsey", "code": "GG"},{"name": "Guinea", "code": "GN"},{"name": "Guinea-Bissau", "code": "GW"},{"name": "Guyana", "code": "GY"},{"name": "Haiti", "code": "HT"},{"name": "Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands", "code": "HM"},{"name": "Holy See (Vatican City State)", "code": "VA"},{"name": "Honduras", "code": "HN"},{"name": "Hong Kong", "code": "HK"},{"name": "Hungary", "code": "HU"},{"name": "Iceland", "code": "IS"},{"name": "India", "code": "IN"},{"name": "Indonesia", "code": "ID"},{"name": "Iran, Islamic Republic Of", "code": "IR"},{"name": "Iraq", "code": "IQ"},{"name": "Ireland", "code": "IE"},{"name": "Isle of Man", "code": "IM"},{"name": "Israel", "code": "IL"},{"name": "Italy", "code": "IT"},{"name": "Jamaica", "code": "JM"},{"name": "Japan", "code": "JP"},{"name": "Jersey", "code": "JE"},{"name": "Jordan", "code": "JO"},{"name": "Kazakhstan", "code": "KZ"},{"name": "Kenya", "code": "KE"},{"name": "Kiribati", "code": "KI"},{"name": "Korea, Democratic People Republic of", "code": "KP"},{"name": "Korea, Republic of", "code": "KR"},{"name": "Kuwait", "code": "KW"},{"name": "Kyrgyzstan", "code": "KG"},{"name": "Lao People Democratic Republic", "code": "LA"},{"name": "Latvia", "code": "LV"},{"name": "Lebanon", "code": "LB"},{"name": "Lesotho", "code": "LS"},{"name": "Liberia", "code": "LR"},{"name": "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", "code": "LY"},{"name": "Liechtenstein", "code": "LI"},{"name": "Lithuania", "code": "LT"},{"name": "Luxembourg", "code": "LU"},{"name": "Macao", "code": "MO"},{"name": "Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of", "code": "MK"},{"name": "Madagascar", "code": "MG"},{"name": "Malawi", "code": "MW"},{"name": "Malaysia", "code": "MY"},{"name": "Maldives", "code": "MV"},{"name": "Mali", "code": "ML"},{"name": "Malta", "code": "MT"},{"name": "Marshall Islands", "code": "MH"},{"name": "Martinique", "code": "MQ"},{"name": "Mauritania", "code": "MR"},{"name": "Mauritius", "code": "MU"},{"name": "Mayotte", "code": "YT"},{"name": "Mexico", "code": "MX"},{"name": "Micronesia, Federated States of", "code": "FM"},{"name": "Moldova, Republic of", "code": "MD"},{"name": "Monaco", "code": "MC"},{"name": "Mongolia", "code": "MN"},{"name": "Montserrat", "code": "MS"},{"name": "Morocco", "code": "MA"},{"name": "Mozambique", "code": "MZ"},{"name": "Myanmar", "code": "MM"},{"name": "Namibia", "code": "NA"},{"name": "Nauru", "code": "NR"},{"name": "Nepal", "code": "NP"},{"name": "Netherlands", "code": "NL"},{"name": "Netherlands Antilles", "code": "AN"},{"name": "New Caledonia", "code": "NC"},{"name": "New Zealand", "code": "NZ"},{"name": "Nicaragua", "code": "NI"},{"name": "Niger", "code": "NE"},{"name": "Nigeria", "code": "NG"},{"name": "Niue", "code": "NU"},{"name": "Norfolk Island", "code": "NF"},{"name": "Northern Mariana Islands", "code": "MP"},{"name": "Norway", "code": "NO"},{"name": "Oman", "code": "OM"},{"name": "Pakistan", "code": "PK"},{"name": "Palau", "code": "PW"},{"name": "Palestinian Territory, Occupied", "code": "PS"},{"name": "Panama", "code": "PA"},{"name": "Papua New Guinea", "code": "PG"},{"name": "Paraguay", "code": "PY"},{"name": "Peru", "code": "PE"},{"name": "Philippines", "code": "PH"},{"name": "Pitcairn", "code": "PN"},{"name": "Poland", "code": "PL"},{"name": "Portugal", "code": "PT"},{"name": "Puerto Rico", "code": "PR"},{"name": "Qatar", "code": "QA"},{"name": "Reunion", "code": "RE"},{"name": "Romania", "code": "RO"},{"name": "Russian Federation", "code": "RU"},{"name": "RWANDA", "code": "RW"},{"name": "Saint Helena", "code": "SH"},{"name": "Saint Kitts and Nevis", "code": "KN"},{"name": "Saint Lucia", "code": "LC"},{"name": "Saint Pierre and Miquelon", "code": "PM"},{"name": "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines", "code": "VC"},{"name": "Samoa", "code": "WS"},{"name": "San Marino", "code": "SM"},{"name": "Sao Tome and Principe", "code": "ST"},{"name": "Saudi Arabia", "code": "SA"},{"name": "Senegal", "code": "SN"},{"name": "Serbia and Montenegro", "code": "CS"},{"name": "Seychelles", "code": "SC"},{"name": "Sierra Leone", "code": "SL"},{"name": "Singapore", "code": "SG"},{"name": "Slovakia", "code": "SK"},{"name": "Slovenia", "code": "SI"},{"name": "Solomon Islands", "code": "SB"},{"name": "Somalia", "code": "SO"},{"name": "South Africa", "code": "ZA"},{"name": "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands", "code": "GS"},{"name": "Spain", "code": "ES"},{"name": "Sri Lanka", "code": "LK"},{"name": "Sudan", "code": "SD"},{"name": "Suriname", "code": "SR"},{"name": "Svalbard and Jan Mayen", "code": "SJ"},{"name": "Swaziland", "code": "SZ"},{"name": "Sweden", "code": "SE"},{"name": "Switzerland", "code": "CH"},{"name": "Syrian Arab Republic", "code": "SY"},{"name": "Taiwan, Province of China", "code": "TW"},{"name": "Tajikistan", "code": "TJ"},{"name": "Tanzania, United Republic of", "code": "TZ"},{"name": "Thailand", "code": "TH"},{"name": "Timor-Leste", "code": "TL"},{"name": "Togo", "code": "TG"},{"name": "Tokelau", "code": "TK"},{"name": "Tonga", "code": "TO"},{"name": "Trinidad and Tobago", "code": "TT"},{"name": "Tunisia", "code": "TN"},{"name": "Turkey", "code": "TR"},{"name": "Turkmenistan", "code": "TM"},{"name": "Turks and Caicos Islands", "code": "TC"},{"name": "Tuvalu", "code": "TV"},{"name": "Uganda", "code": "UG"},{"name": "Ukraine", "code": "UA"},{"name": "United Arab Emirates", "code": "AE"},{"name": "United Kingdom", "code": "GB"},{"name": "United States", "code": "US"},{"name": "United States Minor Outlying Islands", "code": "UM"},{"name": "Uruguay", "code": "UY"},{"name": "Uzbekistan", "code": "UZ"},{"name": "Vanuatu", "code": "VU"},{"name": "Venezuela", "code": "VE"},{"name": "Viet Nam", "code": "VN"},{"name": "Virgin Islands, British", "code": "VG"},{"name": "Virgin Islands, U.S.", "code": "VI"},{"name": "Wallis and Futuna", "code": "WF"},{"name": "Western Sahara", "code": "EH"},{"name": "Yemen", "code": "YE"},{"name": "Zambia", "code": "ZM"},{"name": "Zimbabwe", "code": "ZW"}]';

$(document).on('keyup', '#keysug', function(e) {
    var numcar=$(this).val().length;
    var timer;
    var ms = 300; // milliseconds
    var key = this.value;
    timer = setTimeout(function() {
        if(numcar>2) {
        $.each($.parseJSON(countries), function() {
            if( >= 0){
                $("#keysugList").append("<p class='keyFinal' >""</p>");

    }, ms);

Of course this is just an example of autocomplete jquery source, you can perfect it and add the necessary actions. If you need help please contact me