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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 01/28/2013 :  08:23:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have hierarchal data that looks like below with parent/child relationships defined.

Item,ID, ParentID
CEO, 1, null
CIO, 2, 1
COO, 3, 1
VP of Dev, 4, 2
VP of Infrastructure, 5, 2
VP of Marketing, 6, 3
VP of Support, 7, 2
VP of Sales, 8, 3
Sales Executive 1, 9, 8
Sales Executive 2, 10, 8
Marketing Executive 1, 11, 6
Marketing Executive 2, 12, 6
Dev Executive 1, 13, 4
Dev Executive 2, 14, 4

I want to return the following:
Item,ID, ParentID
CEO, 1, null,CEO
VP of Dev, 4, 2,CEO.COO.VP of Dev
VP of Infrastructure, 5, 2, CEO.COO.VP of Infrastructure
VP of Marketing, 6, 3, CEO.COO.VP of Marketing
VP of Support, 7, 2, CEO.COO.VP of Support
VP of Sales, 8, 3,CEO.COO.VP of Sales
Sales Executive 1, 9, 8, CEO.COO.VP of Sales.Sales Executive 1

and so on... where the new column is the full "Dot" notation

I need some kind of recursive query. Thanks in advance!


Edited by - boggyboy on 01/28/2013 08:36:25

Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 01/28/2013 :  08:38:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
see same scenario discussed here

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