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I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with template publishing portal. I have grant anonymous access to all the site.

I want to design a two layered navigation solution for the site. And I want to know if there is any advice or document for me to follow-up in order to setup the navigation solution.

In more details, my requirement is:

  1. In the top global navigation area, I want to display top categories (car, computer and book)

  2. on the left navigation area, I want to display the sub-category for the selected top category from top global navigation area, for example, if computer is selected, I want to display sub-category on left navigation area, like laptop/server/netbook

  3. when user clicks a sub-category on the left navigation area, I want to expand sub-category to specific commodity list on the left navigation area (e.g. expand laptop to ThinkPad T60/T61/T400, 3 expanded links on the left navigation area), and when use select a specific commodity, like ThinkPad T60, on the main display area the specific page for the commodity will be displayed -- at the same time, the left side navigation area still remains the same (i.e. display sub-category laptop/server/netbook with expanded ThinkPad T60/T61/T400 for laptop sub-category).

Any documents or advice for such solution? Is it hard or not in SharePoint Server 2007?

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There are a couple ways you could do this. One way would be to design a solution through navigation. Your global navigation uses static links and subcategories display through the OOB menu structure. There is a walkthrough located at http://erikswenson.blogspot.com/search/label/Global%20Navigation although it uses a secondary top navigation instead of a left nav. The second option would be to build static links as a top navigation and actually use SharePoint search to display content and drive the secondary left navigation. The Faceted Search solution from Codeplex can be used to drive the left nav.

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1. I am confused about "OOB menu structure", OOB means? 2. I looked through the solution, and it looks like an additional control "SPXmlContentMapProvider" is used. I am wondering there is no built-in solution from SharePoint itself? –  George2 Nov 5 '09 at 3:18
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@George2: OOB means "out-of-the-box", that is the functionality built-in to the product. –  Alex Angas Nov 5 '09 at 9:29
    
Thanks BrookB, question answered! –  George2 Nov 6 '09 at 7:05

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