RE: question on hierarchical query

Hi,

This should satisfy your requirements:

select distinct * from hier
connect by prior b =3D a
start with a >=3D 100


HTH,

Alan Davey

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 On Behalf Of susan lam
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 8:30 AM
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Subject: question on hierarchical query

hi,
I'm having trouble constructing a hierarchical query.
Can someone help.

SQL> select * from hier;
         A          B
---------- ----------
        99          7
       100          1
       100          2
         1          2
         2          3
         4          8
       200          6

7 rows selected.


The order of the output is not important. The output
can be:
100     1
1       2
2       3
100     2
2       3      -> should not display this duplicate
200     6

OR

100     1
100     2
1       2
2       3
2       3      -> should not display this duplicate
200     6

We will start with a number. In this case, 100. If
a=3D100, get the corresponding value of b and match that
back to a and get the next corresponding value of b
until b!=3Da. After the first iteration, now get the
next value of a>=3D100 and process it in the same
manner.=0D
Duplicate records should only be displayed once, in
this case, 2 3 should only be displayed once. =0D

Is it possible to achieve the requirements in a single
query?

thanks.

susan


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