nesting select statements in MYSQL stored procedure

Posted on 2009-07-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am trying to create a stored procedure that uses the output of one select statement as the input for another. I need to nest these 3 or 4 levels deep, but I cant find anything about this in the manuals.

For example, I want to select a country, then find all the regions within that country then the cities within each region.

I have some specific code to execute at each level to create index pages, so I want to be able to do this as nested loops of some type (foreach, 'while not eof'?) if possible.

The reason that I do not want to use joins here is that i will be creating output to different files at each level.
I will be creating a 'country page' that will link to each city region page and a region page for each country that will link to all the cities within the region.

I need to grab each of the values to create the various strings for each of the outfiles.

I am creating HTML pages. I have created views that output the proper html code, and it works one page at a time. What I am trying to do is create the procedure to update these pages once a month.

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#get country

SELECT cc1.Fips_10_4 as cntry FROM cc1;


#for each country get region codes

SELECT  rgn FROM camwme.rgn_center where Fips_10_4 =cntry;


#get cities

SELECT city from masterlist where region=rng and Fips_10_4 =cntry;


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Question by:CameraWithMe
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wcoka2 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
To use a value of one select you can store the output in a variable

declare var1 integer;

#get country
SELECT cc1.Fips_10_4 into var1 FROM cc1;

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wcoka2 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
for the loop you could do something like this:

declare tempcntry integer;

declare cur1 cursor for

SELECT cc1.Fips_10_4 as cntry FROM cc1;

declare continue handler for not found set done=1;

open cur1;


      fetch cur1 into tempcntry ;

        if done=1 then

          leave loop1;

       end if;


      DECLARE not_found INT DEFAULT 0;

      DECLARE CONTINUE HANDLER FOR 1339 SET not_found=1;

#for each country get region codes

SELECT  rgn FROM camwme.rgn_center where Fips_10_4 =tempcntry;


  end loop loop1;

close cur1;

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