i am currently researching with what way i can best develop a
tree-hierarchy with a search function.
So what i got:
I got a hierarchical database with 13.000 datafields.
Currently i ordered it like the following:
Every ITEM has an ID, and a PRE_ID (only the ROOT which has the ID 0 has
So now there are different levels. For instance all ITEMS on level 1
reference to the root with PRE_ID = 0.
Every ITEM on level 2 references an item on level 1 etc.etc..
If you think about it, at the end you got a tree starting with a root.
Now what i would like to do would be to represent this TREE as some kind
of Tree-Navigation. Meaning - a multi level Tree- navigation (something
Ok - now the bigger Problem. Since i got 13.000 Knots - i want to be
able to search in the navigation.
Every knot has a description. So i want to add a field and if I for
instance enter the term "blue" the tree should change based on the
So, the way i want to change the tree is that a term is found, the tree
should open the specific branch everywhere where the term can be found.
I guess creating the navigation might work with the given jquery-pluin.
The big problem i see is combining it with a search and a way how to
display the results.
At the moment i am not stuck with anything - i can even change the way i
handle the data (the IDs). Just the reference structure need to be
somehow conserved. Does anyone have any suggestions? I mean i guess i
could program it by myself (tons of work) - but i really would prefere
an easier solution - meaning an already created plugin or similar stuff.
So far - could not find anything in the internet.
Aprreciate any help!