We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Need to select sub-list after selecting item from main-list

452 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We have a database with records that list various organizations' information.  Each organization belongs to one of three "Main" groups (ex. Group A, Group B or Group C).  We have a pull down button which allows the user to select the correct main group (A, B or C). Each Main group has from 5 - 10 "Sub-groups" under it.  Once the main group is selected, we would like the list of the sub-groups for the one selected to appear on the screen.  At that time, the user will selected the proper sub-group.  Both the main group and sub-group selection will be stored in the main table.  There already exists a table of Main-groups.  I am sure that I must create a table of sub-groups.  I do not know how to have them both work together and how to make the correct list of sub-groups appear on the screen for the user to select from after chosing the main group. Having all of the sub-groups appear on the screen at all times will be a waist of space. I am not sure but this may be a place where sub-table lists must be used.  I am also guessing that once the user selects a main group, a pop-up-box listing the available sub-groups will temporarily appear for the user to select from and will dissapear after the selection is made. Any assistance that you can give will be appreciated.

WRS
Comment
Watch Question
Infotrakker Software
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Top Expert 2014
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE