I am trying to create a "product selection" tool using checkboxes as the filter. Ultimately I am trying to get it to work conceptually like a common website shopping cart filter.
The resulting filtered product list will be feeding a dropdown in the form of item numbers.
I am sure things like cascading dropdowns, etc. would make this much easier, but it would be a compromise for the end user. Checkboxes would make for a far better user experience (but big headache for me :-).
The actual products are far more complex than jackets, and the dropdown list will ultimately feed subsequent dropdown lists, but robustly filtering these checkboxes are the area I am currently struggling with most.
I have seen other similar "multi-checkbox" filtering questions posted but did not find one quite like this request.
No selection returns all jackets
If Red and Blue are selected, all red and blue jackets are shown
If Red, Blue and Zip are selected, all red and blue jackets with zippers are shown
If Blend and Red are selected, all red jackets made from blended materials are shown.