I want to implement a 1 to N relation of a group of CCK fields into the same Node type
Picture this: I have some projects and some expenses per year I have to define each year and it´s total expenses and provide a short description and some images for each year...
I wanto to make it into the same page... not define two types of content to implement a node referrence where I define the years and it´s corespondent description and images
something like this:
I don´t know how can I implement this with Drupal... There is a matrix/array type of CCK field but it doesn´t support the installed CCK it has it´s own stadard types..integer, text etc... so it won´t do ..
Is there any way to obtain this?
the main functionality (ignore the layout ..it can be horizontaly as well)
when I click Add More, ... to add All those fields grouped so I can edit them.... It´s like embeding the other content type into the related NID upon creation of the NID...
Using Drupal 6 and the last CCK available upgrades are not a problem, I can use the latest versions as long they are for D6
I have to explain myself better because what I´ve described I see is not very understandable...
Picture the following requirements (based on a relational database concept) I have a content type named Project Expenses (title, description, project status)
Now I want to describe for each year how much I´ve spent for the project and add a gallery of images with the projects achievements for that particular year.
Now, the common thing would be to add another content type with the following CCK fields (year, amount, image (unlimited multiple values) and a node referrence to the project itself )
The problem I have is at data input.. you have to first create the project...save it then add another node for each year and selecting the project in the node reference dropdown doing the relation between the node and the other (1 to N relationship in therms of a database)
So 2 forms instead of one... 2 saves... This is not cool for the user experience, because normal users don´t know the steps or it results too complicated..(this is a simple example but it can get really complicated with having to fill in a lot of nodes if we have more relations)
Ok, so the solution: embed into one form everything..(multiple pages input would be also a solution) but my ideal would be something like in that image that i gave you
define on the same page the other node as well automaticaly making the relation when saving the main node (the project)
I don´t have any ideea how it´s possible (I could find only one module that does that but the values arren´t in fact CCK fields so can´t use them propperly it´s called matrix field )
Show how is the best way to do this?