I am trying to add autocomplete input field below checkout shipping-method. But it is not working. When i look at chrome console i see those errors.

Error messages:

knockout.js:3012 Uncaught TypeError: Unable to process binding "afterRender: function (){return setSearchElement }" 
Message: Cannot read property 'element' of undefined
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function)._create (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function)._create (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function)._createWidget (
at new $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function) (
at HTMLInputElement.<anonymous> (
at Function.each (
at jQuery.fn.init.each (
at jQuery.fn.init.$.fn.(anonymous function) [as autocomplete] (
at UiClass.setSearchElement (
at init (

And when i click to input field or type

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'element' of undefined
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function)._close (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function)._close (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function).close (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function).close (
at $.(anonymous function).(anonymous function).blur (
at HTMLInputElement.handlerProxy (
at HTMLInputElement.dispatch (
at HTMLInputElement.elemData.handle (

I have searched for an answer and found this, but it seems to be unrelated to current errors?

My files:


<item name="shippingAddress" xsi:type="array">
<item name="children" xsi:type="array">
    <item name="shippingAdditional" xsi:type="array">
        <item name="component" xsi:type="string">uiComponent</item>
        <item name="displayArea" xsi:type="string">shippingAdditional</item>
        <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="additional_block" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="component" xsi:type="string">Vendor_checkoutShipping/js/view/checkout/shipping/additional-block</item>
                <item name="template" xsi:type="string">Vendor_checkoutShipping/checkout/shipping/additional-block</item>


define(['uiComponent'], function (Component) {
'use strict';
var availableTags = [
return Component.extend({
    setSearchElement: function (element) {
            source: availableTags,
            minLength: 2


    <div >ADDRESSES</div>
    <div class="addresses red ui-widget">
        <label for="tags">Tags: </label>
        <input  id="tags" class="inputAddresses" data-bind="afterRender: setSearchElement">

I have asked this before, but the answers i got did not solve those errors. I have messed with it quite some time trying different ways to solve it but nothing changes the output error. I have: cleared chrome cache, deleted pub/static directory and run setup:upgrade. Also no other module is installed to test environment. It makes no difference if i use id or element in jQuery('#tags').autocomplete(..) except that with elements Magento adds autocomplete="off" to input. What could cause these errors??


Magento 2 uses jQuery-ui version: "1.10.4" and Magento version 2.1.2.


I have found out that the element mentioned in those error messages is this:

<ul class="ui-autocomplete ui-front ui-menu ui-widget ui-widget-content ui-corner-all" id="ui-id-29" tabindex="0" style="display: none;"></ul>

But i have still not closer to the solution (Why this error is happening? - I think that something is wrong with knockoutJs might it be view model some how ...?)? I have no idea what should i do next!

  • you need to use jQuery(element).autocomplete... in setSearchElement instead of jQuery('#tags')
    – Max
    Jan 7, 2017 at 16:25
  • It does not make any difference the error stays. Jan 7, 2017 at 16:34
  • try to temporarily remove afterRender binding and initialize jQuery autocomplete widget from browser console after full loading of your block.
    – Max
    Jan 7, 2017 at 16:37
  • Please explain me more exactly what steps i must to do. Jan 7, 2017 at 19:21
  • 1. after page loading you made sure that the input adresses element is present on page. 2. open browser console (F12) 3. run jQuery('#tags').autocomplete({ source: ['tag'], minLength: 2 }); in console. 4. Try to test autocomplete
    – Max
    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:41

1 Answer 1


There is issue with Magento2 autocomplete in consequence of extending of base jquery-ui widget by Magento application.

More details by link: Magento 2 & JQuery.UI.Autocomplete

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