Type Ahead feature in the Peoplesoft 9.1/Ptools 8.50

In PeopleSoft 9.1/ PeopleTools 8.50, they have introduced a new feature, as you type through a field it tries to provide possible values for the field.

Yes you can certainly disable the type ahead feature either globally (at User level) or at the Field level (all Users).

My Personalization > Navigation Personalization > Type ahead = NO , default is YES

Field level:
To do it at a field level. It must fit the criteria. If you open up the field definition of the Record field Properties, the option lies there. But in order to use this feature , it will be turned on if the default page control is Edit Box or System Default. The Field has to be a search key or alternate search key and It must be either a Character, Number or Signal field.



  1. Pari said,


    Nice Enhancement....

    Hope will get a chance to work on 9.1,first thing i will try is this....


    on August 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

  2. Anonymous said,

    I'm looking at the record field properties of a key field of a table and Enable Type Ahead when used in Search is NOT checked. The type ahead feature is also not checked in the record field properties of the key field in a view of the table record. However, when the view is used as a search record, the type ahead function appears to be activated on the table record. How can this happen?

    on February 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM  

  3. Anonymous said,

    Looks like Type Ahead feature is enable by default the search record.

    on December 10, 2011 at 2:30 AM  

  4. Sharon said,

    You can turn this feature on or off at the global level for all users. The navigation is: PeopleTools > Personalization > Personalization Options.
    Click on Search and select PPTL (PeopleTools) from the Search Results. On the resulting Personalizations page, click on the Format tab and go to the second page.
    Click on Set Option Default Value for the TYPEAHD User Option.
    Set the Option Default Value to No, if it is Yes and you want to turn it off. Click OK button and then Save on the next page.

    on August 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM