Multiple dynamically populated drop down selects?

I’m looking to add a ‘dynamic select’ form to my site.

Is there anything that gives the functionality of the following scenario; I have 3 drop down menus- make, model, year. I want the user to be able to select a make then the model drop down would populate with only models of that make, user selects a model and the years drop down would populate with only the years that that model were made? Any ideas?


Welcome to the SP forums.
What you want can be done with AJAX. Try a search for it in this forum, or google for it.

If you’re using jQuery library you can use something like:

$('#make').change(function () {
    $('#model').load('getModels.php', {make: this.value});

Thanks guido. Can you suggest some terms I might search for? I’m not quite sure what exactly this functionality/process is called. I’m hoping for there to be a simple plugin/snippet I’d be able to use.

Hey I’ve got a friend who just moved to Christchurch (from Iowa, US). Small world.

Thanks for the info, but unfortunately my JS skills are null. Would you suspect it would take a skilled JS dev much time to assemble this functionality, if I had to end up contracting this out?

It wouldn’t take much time at all. The toughest part would be creating the database to contain all of the data.