Entity drop-down lists in PPO are fully searchable. This makes it easier to find the project or resource that you are looking for and will also reduce page load times for those clients that have very large lists.
The lists are fully searchable in that you can type in any part of the list item text and it will find all the items that contain that text, whether the phrase is at the start in the middle or at the end of the list item text. In the below example we started typing in the name "Barry". It then brings back all resources with that name.
The drop-down lists are dynamically populated in the background. What this means is that when the page is originally 'rendered', the list does not contain any items. As soon as you drop down the list by clicking on the down arrow, the first 100 items are retrieved in real-time from our servers. If you scroll down to the bottom of the list, you will see that it loads the next 100 items. If you type in a search string, it retrieves all matching items from our servers and populates the list with the results.