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Thread began 7/08/2010 1:37 pm by nathan | Last modified 7/09/2010 5:07 pm by nathan | 609 views | 3 replies

Jimmy Wu

Usually the way this is done is to have one table that lists out all the main categories and the information about them including the ID. Then there is a table that lists out all the subcategories. Each of the subcategories would have an ID and also store the main category ID in a different column. That way there's only 2 tables rather than a table for each main category.

You would then have a Product table that would list which category or subcategory that the product was part of. So in the Product table, you'd have an ID column and a categoryID column.

The drop downs being dynamically populated would be done with the Dynamic Dropdowns product that we have:

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