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Re: functionality like Oracle's "connect by"

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: David Parker <dparker(at)tazznetworks(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: functionality like Oracle's "connect by"
Date: 2004-08-31 10:44:15
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I suggest our search on postgresql resources:


On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, David Parker wrote:

> I know this question has been discussed, probably multiple times, but I
> can't seem to access today....
> I need to select all the rows in a table with two fields: parent_id and
> child_id that participate in the same logical "tree". In other words,
> given an id value, I want to find where child_id = my-value, and then
> retrieve the values in the tree above it.
> The functionality I'm looking for is essentially the Oracle "connect
> by". Does anything like this exist for postgresql? If not, does anybody
> have a clever solution? (My not-so-clever first pass involved recursing
> in my Java program, but the stack-space-abuse police are knocking on my
> door....)
> Again, apologies for asking something that's probably already been
> discussed ad nauseum on this list...
> -  DAP
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