con4mity Posted February 11, 2007 Share Posted February 11, 2007 why don't you use links for each extra field value that lead to a page of results, instead of creating menus that will contain hundreds of items... and not even redirect the customer to anything (just a drop down menu?) Actor: Robert de Niro Genre: Thriller Director: Martin Scorcese For this, the extra field mod is not the easiest to work with. It would be better to create "real" fixed fields in your products table, and not in a related table, because you will be using - and also extending - the advanced search results link structure that searches in your products table extra fields. I like that. I actually wouldn't have as many options as it might seem as I actually only put in the popular names that people might actually come looking for, but is your method of creating those links easier? If that linked back to the product listing.php page and then showed just Actor=Robert de Niro that would work. I've begun to consider the idea of adding extra fields to the product table. I might go that route but would still want to be able to group on those rows. The other thing doing so would accomplish is make my site more compatible with Easy Populate which I could see be very handy. Btw, the drop down menu would redirect to the product_listing.php page and give a list of products that have the same exact value in the same exact extra field. Actort=Rober de Niro would give me a product_listing.php with all the products in my system that de Niro was an actor in and that I have availabe. I'm still not sure you're following what I'm talking about. It would basically be a bunch of MFG type lookups that link to product_listing, just as if you select a MFG and were shown all their products. Does that make sense? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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