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How to Create a PHP Drop Down Menu?
How to create a PHP drop down menu? The tutorial below shows the operating steps from mySQL database to complete a PHP DHTML menu, here we take Sothink DHTML Menu for example, and please have a check.
Setps to create PHP drop down menu
Before creating a PHP DHTML menu, please make a database including the product categories and the specific products:
- Create a database named "dmenu" and a database user named "duser" in mySQL
- Set the password as 123
- Generate tables with codes below:
CREATE TABLE Category (
CID int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
Name char(255) DEFAULT '' NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (CID)
CREATE TABLE Product (
PID int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
Name char(255) DEFAULT '' NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (PID)
- Add a few records to the tables.
Create a new menu with Sothink DHTML Menu, click Menu Item > General, select HTML and input <?=$CatName?> in the context box.
Next, click Menu Item > Condition, and input the prefix and suffix there.
NOTE: Please uncheck "Preview > Enable Auto-Refresh" when creating PHP drop down menus, or you may get a warning because it is the server-side condition code which cannot be processed by the browser directly, but it won’t happens for the PHP drop down menu in a sever-supported PHP page
for ($i = 0; $i < $numrowsCat; $i++)
$rowCat = mysql_fetch_array($resultCat);
$CatName = $rowCat["Name"];
Add a sub item, set it as HTML and input <?=$ProName?> in the box, next, input <?=$Link?> in Link field.
Click Menu Item> Condition, and input the prefix and suffix there.
Note: Please do check "This item may be invisible at run-time" when creating the PHP drop down menu, otherwise, the property code would not be referenced and the whole PHP drop down menu would not work correctly.
Click here for the PHP menus ample
Observe the PHP menu above, which contains two levels: the parent level showing the product categories and the sub level showing the specific products. Actually, only two menu items are in the PHP drop down menu: one is in the parent level and the other in the sub level.
The final result for the PHP menu is just got from database:
As to the source code of the PHP drop down menu, please check the details here.
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