1 year ago

Calling a JS command in two places on a page.

Posted 1 year ago by chrisgrim

Hi, I am using the google places api to autocomplete the search on my site. My issue is on the create event page. I am trying to call the autocomplete for the search on the nav bar and in the create form further down the page. I can only seem to ever get one of them working at the same time. I have this in my HTML for the navbar

<input class="form-control" id="navsearch" type="text" placeholder="Search..." name="term">

and this in the html for the create event

<input id="navsearch" placeholder="Enter address to store" type="text"></input>

The JS I am calling is here

var placeSearch, autocomplete;

var componentForm = {
  street_number: 'short_name',
  route: 'long_name',
  locality: 'long_name',
  administrative_area_level_1: 'short_name',
  country: 'long_name',
  postal_code: 'short_name'

function initAutocomplete() {
  // Create the autocomplete object, restricting the search to geographical
  // location types.
  autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(
    (document.getElementById('navsearch')), {
      types: ['geocode']
  autocomplete.addListener('place_changed', addlatlong);

function addlatlong() {

  //this is what adds lat and long to search in nav

var place = autocomplete.getPlace();

var latitude =;
var longitude = place.geometry.location.lng();

document.getElementById("latitude").value = latitude;
document.getElementById("longitude").value = longitude;

//this is where it adds all info to fields in create

for (var component in componentForm) {
    document.getElementById(component).value = '';
    document.getElementById(component).disabled = false;
  document.getElementById("latitude").value = latitude;
  document.getElementById("longitude").value = longitude;


  for (var i = 0; i < place.address_components.length; i++) {
    var addressType = place.address_components[i].types[0];
    if (componentForm[addressType]) {
      var val = place.address_components[i][componentForm[addressType]];
      document.getElementById(addressType).value = val;


This works right now for the nav search bar, but gives me nothing in the create part further down the page.

Thanks for any help!!

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