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Hi, I am trying to configure my first store and have been struggling with adding an option that the customer needs to select before purchasing a car product. I need them to select their car make,model and Year.  Once they select their car make it only shows cars manufactured by that company, they then select year of manufacture. This will allow my to make sure that we send them the correct part for the correct car and year. Also is there a way that I can upload the information from a spread sheet? I have a list of all the car manufacturers, models and years that I supply parts for. Thank you for your help grin

 
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Do you want that on the actual product page, i.e. after they selected the product or as a search, before they select the product?

Either way, it will require hacking Magento up.

 
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This info would be REAL useful for me too smile

 
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Take a look at this http://www.felgall.com/jstip22.htm

 
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hi paul! do you have any background about coding? maybe you should study web developing first? in order to make a drop down list which you have described earlier like, there will be a specific choices about the year, model, car of your site then it’ll automatically show what parts are needed like GEO Parts, Pontiac Car Parts, Buick Car Parts..

you need to study about Jquery ajax. basic html and basic php. just google them and learn from the tutorials.

hope it’ll help you out. smile

 
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there are a couple of ways we have done this

you can either user categories and set them up as make, model, number then create a drop down to move through your cats

or use one of the many extensions eg

http://hottons.com/for-auto-parts-web-sites/part-finder.html

 
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This post is a little old but maybe this helps anyone who has similar problems:
Take a look at our new module “cars” helloo cars

 
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I don’t know database provider with content you need. I think you need contact car parts vendors, that can provide you their components lists.

 
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I hope you can continue this type of hard work to this site in future also..Because this blog is really very informative and it helps me lot.

 
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I suggest this site to my friends so it could be useful & informative for them also. Great effort.

 
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Hey Paul W,

If your problem is not solved yet you can use this Year Make Model Extension. This Extension support the features you are looking for. Check it out.

 
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Year Make Model Magento module by FME offers the required functionality;

http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/year-make-model-advance-search.html

 
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Paul W - 01 September 2008 04:35 AM

Hi, I am trying to configure my first store and have been struggling with adding an option that the customer needs to select before purchasing a car product. I need them to select their car make,model and Year.  Once they select their car make it only shows cars manufactured by that company, they then select year of manufacture. This will allow my to make sure that we send them the correct part for the correct car and year. Also is there a way that I can upload the information from a spread sheet? I have a list of all the car manufacturers, models and years that I supply parts for. Thank you for your help grin

Hello Paul,

you may also consider using this module: http://amasty.com/product-parts-finder.html. It will definitely provide you with the options you need:

- Year-make-model and analogous product filters
- Display product finders at home page and category pages
- Add unlimited number of product finders
- Create filters with unlimited number of selection options
- Optimized for large volumes of data

On the screenshots below you may see the example of the parts finder on a live site pages:

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magento-car-parts-finder.pngproduct-filters-magento.png
 
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Hello,

You can also check this thread for help http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/16493/

Thanks

iLoveMage

 
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