This works fine as long as the vocabulary is of a reasonable size. If we are talking tens of millions of entries, it is not going to work so well, and if you have to look up terms in real time as you type, I don't know of any client/server tool that will be fast enough.
On Jul 8, 2013, at 7:37 AM, "Anderson, David (NIH/NLM) [E]" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm looking for a lightweight autocomplete application for data entry. Here's what I'd like to be able to do:
> * Import large controlled vocabularies into the app
> * Call up the app with a macro wherever I'm entering data
> * Begin typing in a term from the vocabulary, get a list of suggestions for terms
> * Select a term from the list and have it paste automatically into my data entry field
> Ideally it would load and suggest terms quickly. I've looked around, but nothing really stands out. Anyone using anything like this?
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