I'm just getting started in SharePoint, and I'm confused on how to reach the end result.

Ultimately, I'd like to have a page where a user can enter new rows. These rows would have the following fields:

  1. Region
  2. Market
  3. Category
  4. Toolkit
  5. Rating

In my mind, these fields possible values would be driven by lists that I have setup already.

For instance, the Region list includes 5 regions. The Market list includes all the markets which are mapped, using a lookup, to regions from the Region list. The Category list is simply a list of five categories. The Rating list is a list of rating values (0-5), mapped to a comment prompt.

So when a user selects a Region from a dropdown, that result cascades into the Market dropdown, where only markets from the selected region are displayed. The user can then select a value from the Category dropdown, similarly with the Toolkit and the Rating (all driven from simple lists)

How do I accomplish this functionality? It seems like it should be simple, but SharePoint seems very complex for a beginner. Is there a specific Web Part I should be using?

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Cascading values is not supported out of the box. You will need to use something custom, check out http://spservices.codeplex.com/, open sourced library which has cascading capabilities.


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    Or via InfoPath Sep 19, 2013 at 20:58
  • True, you could in InfoPath. Sep 19, 2013 at 21:19

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