Hi all! :-)
I'm trying to create a quote calculator for my website, and it need to be in drop-down-list format, where basically the user will select make>model>spec>transmission etc, and that's fine, i can do that using the usual drop down options in Dreamweaver CS3, add the numeric values to the list lables and calculate the total.
The problem i have is that is someone selects, for example, a Land Rover from the 'make' list, i need the other drop downs to populate with the spec, model etc for Land Rover. Now i might just be getting confused but i'm thinking all this need to be in a database, and obviously i need to pull variables accross from somewhere, but can i still have numeric values attached to the drop down options, and where would i put the calculations? Would it be better for a user to select all the options they want, then go to another page where the calculations are preformed and the get their quote, or can it all be done on one page?
I hope i've explained this ok, if not then take a look at Direct Line's insurance quote here: https://uk6.directline.com/insurance/motor/PLB92573848566674849202/yourdetails.do;jsessionid=28309448436e562a234e
It's the same sort of thing as i'm trying to create but mines a lot simpler (i hope!) :-s
Anyway, if anyone out there has any experiance with this sort of thing, or has some pointers for me and maybe a bit of code i could play with, i would be eternaly gratefull!!!
Many thanks in advance, hope someone can help :-)