Can you recommend an HTML/JS/Bootstrap/JQuery Drop Down Select Menu with Autocomplete that accepts the complete list of options from a single remote REST api request as JSON and does not do remote calls when typing.

  • Do you have control of the server side?
    – Mawg
    Feb 27, 2018 at 11:54

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Perform your REST request first, and parse your JSON with JQuery to populate your <select> field.

Finally use any library like chosen to enhanced your field with autocomplete.

Warning: Initialize the plugin ( $(".chosen-select").chosen()) only after having populated it.

This will give exactly the behaviour you want.

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