how to update a table recursively sql server 2005?

Hello Experts,

There is an Employee table with (Empid, empname, ManagerID, salary)

i need toi update salary for all employees of s perticular manager? I am trying with recursive CTE syntax. But no luck.

Could you please help me on this?


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Thandava VallepalliAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
why cant you get the ids of all the employee reporting to the manager

;WITH CTE_EmpList ( ManagerID )
AS (
-- anchor members
SELECT e.ManagerID
FROM Employee e
WHERE ManagerID = @managerID

-- recursive members
SELECT e.ManagerID
FROM Employee e
INNER JOIN CTE_EmpList d ON e.ManagerID = d.EmployeeID
Do you need recursion? What about:

UPDATE Employee SET ...
WHERE ManagerID = @MgrID
If you need the whole Organisation Structure under that manager, then try:

--Make sure the previous query has ended in a semi-colon.

WITH EmployeesToUpdate AS (
--Start with the Manager themself
--And now pull in the people that report to them (recursively)
SELECT e.EmployeeID
FROM Employee e JOIN EmployeesToUpdate m
  ON e.ManagerID = m.EmployeeID
FROM Employee e JOIN EmployeesToUpdate u
  ON e.EmployeeID = u.EmployeeID

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SharathData EngineerCommented:
Is it possible to explain with some sample data and how do you want to update?
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