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Item in multiple Categories (Goal: multi-national directory)
Hello, I need to build a multi-national directory of companies.

Say, we have companies in the sectors "Automotive", "Computer" and "Grocery" (in reality, we have over 100).
Then, we have the countries "Austria", "Germany" and "Switzerland".

We want our users to be able to search for "Computer"-companies in "Austria" (eventually, we even want to specify a city / ZIP code).
Of course, we don't want to organize our directory like this:

Austria
- Automotive
- Computer
- Grocery
Germany
- Automotive
- Computer
- Grocery
Switzerland
- Automotive
- Computer
- Grocery

Because that would be extremely redundant!
Is your software capable of handling this problem?
Of course the easy way would be to write down the country's name in the description of each link, so searching for "Wal-Mart Germany" would only show German Wal-Marts. However this is not exactly elegant.
Furthermore, we want the user to be able to search for the geographically nearest results. So, we would need to specify the country and the ZIP-code (I guess we need an additional plugin?).

Again, can all of this be easily achieved using Gossamer Links?

yours, KSchmidt

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Thread Item in multiple Categories (Goal: multi-national directory) kschmidt 2319 Jun 15, 2006, 12:49 PM
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kschmidt 2248 Jun 22, 2006, 1:41 PM
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VishalT 2247 Jun 22, 2006, 4:20 PM