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    Is Live Search any help to user?

    Hi all
    I'm working on a form to add items within a bespoke CMS and have been contemplated the pros and cons of implementing a type of live search within the form. The way I was thinking of it working is:
    1. Users start to fill in form to add items to the database
    2. I don't want them to duplicate these items so thought that as they type the item name, I could return a table of similar results below with a note to say "The database already contains these similar items - Please check to ensure you are not replicating ... blah blah"
    My 2 questions are a) is this actually of any benefit to the user or should I just tell them to check the list of existing items before starting and b) anyone know of any tutorials to tell me how to do it!

    Thanks in advance

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    a) very useful if your users are prepared to get used to the tool. If it's new visitors who use your form 1-2 times ever then I'd advice against them.
    Generally, live searches are potentially slowing down the typing in the box. Many times people don't need the search results in two formats; one live search and one search results page. I think you should go for it. It sounds like a really good idea.


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