My biggest project is an on-line knowledge base that serves a parts supplier for a niche market. You can search and reference thousands of products. The site is secured for use by subscribers only.
I’d like to bring your database to the web. You can email me at themanthursday at g-willikers-mail.com (omit willikers), or leave a comment.
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A search by Category. Products are further sorted by sub-category (high-lighted).
Product images are available for better viewing.
A search by Category, with a text search”56″ added. You can see “56″ in some of the descriptions. For some of these results, “56′ has been found elsewhere.
We’d like to know why this product #1111014 was included in the results, so we view the details.
Scrolling down, we discover why a search for “56″ included this product — it’s because some suppliers included that as relevant information in their own description. There are over 25,000 products with supplier PNs.
Notice a cross-reference for substitute products — viable alternatives that have a “match” rating to indicate the degree of compatibility. These are hyperlinks, so you can view their details from here. Over 1,500 substitutes are cited.
Notice the technical specifications, which are always particular to the Category.
Supporting documents in PDF format are also available — wiring diagrams, user manuals, etc.
With the right authorization level, users can view more information and enter a comment if needed.
Finally, here is a set of results from a search with multiple Categories selected as well as a text entry.