Iam using the rich:autocomplete component in jsf but when adding jquery scripts to remove data from the input combobox component it removes the data but puts back the data from before pressing save button.
Any ideas of where the rich component stores the input data and places it back in the combobox, I guess it has to do with the autocomplete.js script file where it renders back before save is submitted.
The RichFaces autocomplete component polls the server each time you change the text in the textbox part of the combobox. It completely replaces the OPTION elements in the associated dropdown list each time it does so - the autocomplete method returns the updated option list values.
The autocomplete suggestion list is only sent to the client. It is not sent back to the server. There's no point therefore in modifying it yourself prior to submitting the form. And as far as filtering it, it's a lot easier - and more efficient - to put whatever filtering you need in the server-side autocomplete method than to mess around with stuff after it was sent to the client.
Sometimes the only way things ever got fixed is because people became uncomfortable.