I have an app that asks users to
- Select a Map
- Select a year
- Select a query statistic from the U.S. Census from a dropdown; or
- Enter their own query statistic using provided reference to look up the API call
My issue is that I want to make maybe 100 different Census variables easily selectable, and wonder if having that many in a dropdown is too much? I wonder if the statistic selection should present a modal window with queries organized by type (housing, etc. . .) or what would be best.
How should I present ~100 options to a user in a way that makes sense without overwhelming them?