[drupal-devel] [feature] New field type for profile: taxonomy

wiz drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Mar 16 22:09:02 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/19014

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    profile.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  wiz
 Updated by:   wiz
 Status:       patch
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/profile-taxonomy.patch (3.87 KB)

A new type of field in the profile: taxonomy, useful for a field to
select zero or more terms from a vocabulary.  This works like the type
"selection" but multiple selection is possible, and the list of choices
comes from a taxonomy.  Unfortunately there is no field in the table
profile_fields to store single/multiple selection - which would be nice
for the type "selection", too.
The selection is stored in a new table (profile_values_term)
additionally to the column profile_values.value.  This allows for easy
processing of the selection the user made.  I have not defined any
indexes on this new table, which possibly would be required for large
data sets.
It has a small bug: when nothing is selected, it will automatically
select the first entry.  The fix would probably have to modify
_taxonomy_term_select in taxonomy.module.


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