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Ammo_Nx
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Ok, I'm in great need of your great minds and knowledge.

I'm looking to create a database for a pyrotechnics website. This database would store a list of pyrotechnics forumulas which are made up of certain chemicals.

eg.

Red Star Formula

Potassium perchlorate.............................66
Red gum...........................................13
Lampblack......................................... 2
Strontium carbonate...............................12
Polyvinyl chloride................................2
Soluble Glutinous Rice Starch.....................5

I would like for the search feature to consist of 2 windows. The left window listing the chemicals and the right window to add the chemicals to search in. Something similar to this...


So this would mean that the usetr could come to the site and say I have this this, this and this chemical and the search would find any formula containing those chemicals in.

I would like to ask if there is a way to acheive this, if so could you give me some pointers and tips. Keep in mind I'm a complete noob at this, so easy is better. Some prewritten script that I could modify to my liking would be great.

Thanks

Ian.



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Do you have the database setup? Is the above example from something your using now or from another site?

I dont think anyone is going to be able to help you without alot more information and samples of what your trying to do.




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I have access to mysql but am yet to create a database as I don't really know how.

What I require is this.

I want a page that displays 2 windows like the above image, the left window would list a load of chemicals alphabetically. The user trying to do a search would click on each chemical and add it to the window on the right side which would start empty, they would then click search. The search would then look through a list of formulas and display any formulas that contain the previously selected chemical or chemicals. Does that make any sense? lol



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