Sub-categories or Hierarchy for SharePoint New Items of Lists

Posted on 2013-09-26
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Last Modified: 2013-09-27
Hello Experts,

I have a pull-down and when an item is selected, I'd like to have another pull-down display items related to the first selected item.

Like if I have a pulldown category of car companies, I'd like to have another pulldown of models related to the company selected.

Any help is appreciated.
Question by:Modifier1000
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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which version of SharePoint? And which license?

With SharePoint Server 2010, Enterprise license, you can use InfoPath to customize a list form. With InfoPath it is very easy to implement dependent drop-downs with just a few clicks. There are lots of tutorials on the web on how to do this.

If InfoPath is not an option, you can use the jQuery library SPServices from Marc Anderson, which you can download from codeplex. You then need to plug the Javascript into your New and Edit forms. Here is the link to the documentation page for cascading dropdowns: http://spservices.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=$().SPServices.SPCascadeDropdowns

cheers, teylyn
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@MisUszatek,  re first link: this SharePoint version has been superseded twice already

re second link: why spend $700 for something that can be had for free?

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My bad, I should have stated the version and license.  You guessed correctly though.


Thank you for the quick response.

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