I am a pre-beginner at web programming. I have a project that I would like to implement on a web page and would like to find out how I can program it, if I can program it, how difficult it would be, and where I can learn it. Basically I want to have a database search with about 5 parameters which can all be chosen with dropdown lists. The user will choose the various parameters on the dropdown menus and upon clicking a "find part #'s" button it will display the part numbers and quantity of each. There will be a simple database which has the columns of variables with a column of part #'s which correspond to the variables. Please someone tell me how I can program it, if I can program it, how difficult it would be, and where I can learn it. I would be most appreciative.
-Douglas

In order to do what you want to do, you're going to need to do some javascript if you want it to load the data after the 5th box had been chosen.

As for the PHP part of it, that would be pretty simple, just grab the data from the db where all the variables match up.

For the javascript bit you're probably best using a javascript library such as jquery.

php & mysql tutorial: http://www.tizag.com/mysqlTutorial/

jquery: http://jquery.com/