[ic] Answers Wanted: 2-level categorization: Best strategy?
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 18:07:46 -0800
Hi all. I hope at least a few of you can counsel me on this.
The Construct demo uses, as the manual states, single-level
categorization for its items. I would like to change it to support
two-level categorization. To provide a practical usage example, here are
two categories and subcategories of parts I would like to list:
So basically I have taken the existing categories like Nails, Hammers and
Ladders, and have changed them to Suspension, Interior and Drivetrain.
I've then made them subordinate to what I might call a 'primary category'.
I would like to then modify the pages so that the user first picks a
primary category (e.g. Mustang or Camaro), then goes to a page much like
Construct's current index, where categories are listed (e.g. Suspension,
Interior, etc.) and parts suggested.
Beyond the obvious stuff like adding another column to the Products
table, can a few of you provide an outline of how you'd go about solving
this problem? And if you have any shortcuts (like a different
architecture), I'd love to hear it.
Thanks so much,