Welcome to django-autocomplete-light’s documentation!


This app fills all your ajax autocomplete needs:



This is a simple alternative to django-ajax-selects.


  • Python 2.7
  • jQuery 1.7+
  • Django 1.4+ (at least for autocomplete_light.forms helpers)
  • django.contrib.staticfiles or you’re on your own


Documentation graciously hosted by RTFD: http://django-autocomplete-light.rtfd.org

Continuous integration graciously hosted by Travis: http://travis-ci.org/yourlabs/django-autocomplete-light

Git graciously hosted by GitHub: https://github.com/yourlabs/django-autocomplete-light/

Package graciously hosted by PyPi: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-autocomplete-light/


Mailing list graciously hosted by librelist: yourlabs @ librelist.com


See test_project/README

Javascript API

Work in progress:

When things go wrong

If you don’t know how to debug, you should learn to use:

Firebug javascript debugger
Open the script tab, select a script, click on the left of the code to place a breakpoint
Ipdb python debugger
Install ipdb with pip, and place in your python code: import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace()

If you are able to do that, then you are a professional, enjoy autocomplete_light !!!

If you need help, open an issue on the github issues page.

But make sure you’ve read how to report bugs effectively and how to ask smart questions.

Also, don’t hesitate to do pull requests !

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