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i have alot of car drawings that i want to upload to my website and make downloadable .. the thing is that i want to have a dropdown menu, 1 with manufacture, 1 with model, and 1 with year .. from there you must be able to find your specific car from the drop down menu ..

i know i need to use taxonomy but thats about it, i dont really know how to implement it in views, or what content type i must create, if its 1 for each car model or 1 for each manufacture ..

all ideas are appreciated.

Thank you.

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You only need to create one content type of type car. The content type will have different fields such as manufacturer (which will be a term field), brand(Will also be a term field), date manufactured (It can be a term field or a dropdown).

Then you go ahead and create a view of type display page according to your specification.

UPDATE

Add the three fields (manufacturer, type and brand) to the sort criteria and expose them.

See screenshot below

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For the download link use the download file module with your car content type

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  • Hi there. thanks for your fast reply :) - im sorry if i did not explain it well , i dont want the link to be in the menu .. i want drop down boxes .. if you choose manifacture it shows all models, if you choose model it shows you year, if you choose year it shows you a download link for that specific model.. I beleive you are right, do you have any alternative suggestion? i would really appreciate it :)
    – Sillo
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 10:46
  • Thank you very much, i am working with it at, at this very moment .. and yes this seems to be the solution i am looking for. i now only have a few questions - 1. i dont want a sort by drop down, i want the drop down to show the car, model, and year . sort is like sorting what is already displayed .. can i filter it out so it shows nothing untill you chose what car you want?
    – Sillo
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 15:26
  • In that case add the fields to the filter criteria and expose them
    – 4life
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 15:36
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For generating drop-down menus we have a module nice_menu refer to the module go through it readme.txt for better understanding .

and use command

"drush dl nice_menu"

for the most compatible version

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  • Hi there, thank you as well :) i cant use Drush or Git because of my host "One.com" does not allow SSH directly to server :/
    – Sillo
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 10:54
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Use OM Menu. This is a better solution I have already implemented this in one of my project. This will give you block for menu as drop down. Please check OM menu

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  1. For creating drop down menus for selecting the appropriate car based on some properties ,you may use HIERARCHICAL SELECT module.

  2. hierarchical select module ,hope this may be of some help .

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