simple tree in postgress - 01-16-2004 , 12:44 PM
Hi, I'm a novice to postgress and need to constract a simple tree.
In my table I have:
I need to do two functions: find all the children of XXX parent and
find if an item is a child of an XXX parent.
I've looked in the discussions and I think there are at least two ways
of doing it:
(I'm pasting the following from one of the threads)
category_id | parent_id | sort_key | name
0 | | aa | Top
10 | 0 | aaab | Propaganda
43 | 10 | aaabaa | Quotes
12 | 10 | aaabab | Presentations
70 | 10 | aaabai | Waivers
4 | 10 | aaabaj | Legislation
54 | 4 | aaabajaa | Youth in Politics
36 | 10 | aaabak | Statistics
This looks easy and I can see how to write queris using 'LIKE' on a
The other way is to do preorder, inorder or postorder travrsals and
describe the level of the item and its traversal sequence number. The
example I found was a bit confusing. Can you point me to a place
where I can find more examples/explanations.
Are there other ways of doing it? My tree would be small, maybe 5 - 7
levels and not too many leaves. What are the advantages/disadvantages
of each method?
Is there a better way? Does postgress offer any built in
functions/packages to work with simple trees?
I appreciate your advice.
Re: simple tree in postgress - 01-19-2004 , 04:45 PM
In article <3ff15ff1.0401161044.3acc25b2 (AT) posting (DOT) google.com>,
nkunkov (AT) optonline (DOT) net (Liza) wrote:
use SQL for tree structures. I got his method working about a yr. ago
and dig it up for an example if you need it.
The articles start at: