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Dynamic Menu Using CFMenu

Below is an example of my database structure:
| menuId | menuName | menuUrl | parentId |
| 1 | ParentPage | /ParentPage | 0 |
| 2 | ChildPage | /ParentPage/ChildPage | 1 |
| 3 | ChildChildPage | /ParentPage/ChildPage/ChildChildPage | 2 |

I can write code to output the first level of parents and children in a dropdown menu but I can't get the next 14 levels of child menu items.

I have a feeling there is an easy solution for this. I'm just not seeing it.

Any ideas?
<cfoutput>

<cfquery datasource="dbmain" name="qParent">
SELECT * FROM test_menu 
WHERE parentId = 0
</cfquery>

<cfset parentcount = 0>
<cfset childcount = 0>

<cfmenu name="menu" type="horizontal" fontsize="14" bgcolor="##CCFFFF">

	<cfloop query="qParent">
    
    <cfmenuitem name="#REPLACE(REPLACE(qParent.menuName," ","","ALL"),",","","ALL")##parentcount#"
    href="#qParent.menuUrl#" display="#qParent.menuName#"> 
    
    <cfquery datasource="dbmain" name="qChildren">
    SELECT * FROM test_menu 
    WHERE parentId = #qParent.menuId#
    </cfquery>
    
      <cfloop query="qChildren">
           <cfmenuitem name="#REPLACE(REPLACE(qChildren.menuName," ","","ALL"),",","","ALL")##childcount#1"
            href="#qChildren.menuUrl#" display="#qChildren.menuName#"/>  
            <cfset childcount++>
       </cfloop>
       
    </cfmenuitem>
    
    <cfset parentcount++>
    
    </cfloop>
    
</cfmenu>

</cfoutput>

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Friday-itus.

>> get the next 14 levels

14 nested levels? Then you're asking about a db query not CF. For MS SQL 2005, the answer
probably involves CTE's.  If you ask in the MS SQL 2005 zone, I'm someone there
could answer it.  (Sorry my brain's too fried to formulate a solution.)
Ok, no luck in the MS SQL zone.

How do I do this using the current database structure that I showed an example of in my first post?
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Sorry I didn't see your follow up comments.  Glad you found a solution :)

>> Ok, no luck in the MS SQL zone.

With all due respect, the question was lacking in the details department ;-) The more info you give the experts, the better response you'll get.  Next time be sure post your table structure, and sample of the desired results.  It'll help you get a better (and faster) answer next time.

Menu Level 1
---Menu level 1.1
-----Menu level 1.1.1
--------Menu level 1.1.1.1

Yep.