Strategy for categories / sub categories.

Strategy for categories / sub categories.

classic12classic12 Posts: 228Questions: 60Answers: 4

Hi guys,

I want to use the datatable for another project which is power / hand tools with over 30,000 products.

So there may be several categories & sub categories.

eg
Drills - 18volt - 240 volt
Saws - sliding Mitres Saw / crosscut mitre saws.

The datatable would be great to display the items but any ideas on filtering based on the cats & sub cats.

Any help / pointers appreciated.

Cheers

Steve Warby

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  • allanallan Posts: 54,882Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin

    How about something like this?

    Allan

  • classic12classic12 Posts: 228Questions: 60Answers: 4

    I wouldn't mind having a play with it but I think I would have 2 many sub categories.

    I am working on duplicating this

    http://toolbank.com/0/c/

    so Cat Powertools has 20 sub categories

    then Combi Hammer Drills - Cordless

    has a further 4 categories.

    I think to work it would need the search field on each 'filter set' so I start typing 'power ' and it filters like a mobile list search. This would save a lot of scrolling.

    But the sub categories would have to filter down based on the first one.

    ie selecting powertools in the first filter shows just the sub categories, then selecting Combi Hammer Drills in the second filter filters the third filter.

    Each time this happens the main table is filtering the items.

    Is this possible ?

  • allanallan Posts: 54,882Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin

    I think you do do that as well - it would just be a different styling / layout for the filtering panel.

    The filtering UI is entirely up to you how you build it.

    Allan

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