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Posted on 2011-02-15
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Hello EE,

Need help with creating nested for XML. and the working code is displayed here: http://wwbn.co/bans/tree.php.

currently the code uses " " to indicate nesting, but I need to convert this to look like this code below in order to use a JQuery tree.

<menuTree>
    <link linkName="300-Level"  type="parent" parentId="300-Level"  >
        <link linkName="CSCI340: ype="parent" parentId="CSCI340">
            <link linkName="Contact Us" linkOnClick="window.location=&#39; http://royjin.wufoo.com/forms/z7x4a9/';" type="child" childIcon="contactUs"></link>
            <link linkName="Discussion" type="child" childIcon="discussion"></link>
            <link linkName="Lectures" type="parent" parentId="CSCI102Lectures" parentIcon="lectureIcon">
                <link linkName="Lecture 1: Introduction to operating systems" type="child"></link>
            </link>          
            <link linkName="Tests" type="parent" parentId="CSCI340Tests" parentIcon="testsIcon">
                <link linkName="Test 1" type="child" linkTarget="http://roy-jin.appspot.com/jsp/jqueryXmlMenuTreeDemo.jsp"></link>
                <link linkName="Test 2" type="child" linkTarget="http://roy-jin.appspot.com/jsp/jqueryXmlMenuTreeDemo.jsp" ></link>
            </link>
            <link linkName="Winning"  type="child" childIcon="winning"></link>
        </link>
    </link>
</menuTree>

Any ideas..

Thanks in advance.
if ( $child['category_id'] != $child['parent_id'] )
		{
			for ( $c=0;$c<$depth;$c++ )			// Indent over so that there is distinction between levels
			{ $tempTree .= "&nbsp;"; }
			$tempTree .= "- " . $child['title'] . "<br>";
			$depth++;		// Incriment depth b/c we're building this child's child tree  (complicated yet???)
			$tempTree .= build_child($child['category_id']);		// Add to the temporary local tree
			$depth--;		// Decrement depth b/c we're done building the child's child tree.
			array_push($exclude, $child['category_id']);			// Add the item to the exclusion list
		}

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<?php
 
// Recursive function to generate a parent/child tree
// Without the need for a Root parent
// Written by: Brian Parnes
// 13 March 2006
 
//$connect = mysql_connect(HOST_NAME, USERNAME, PASSWORD);
//mysql_select_db(DATABASE);
$nav_query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `categories` ORDER BY `category_id`");
$tree = "";					// Clear the directory tree
$depth = 1;					// Child level depth.
$top_level_on = 1;			// What top-level category are we on?
$exclude = array();			// Define the exclusion array
array_push($exclude, 0);	// Put a starting value in it
 
while ( $nav_row = mysql_fetch_array($nav_query) )
{
	$goOn = 1;			// Resets variable to allow us to continue building out the tree.
	for($x = 0; $x < count($exclude); $x++ )		// Check to see if the new item has been used
	{
		if ( $exclude[$x] == $nav_row['category_id'] )
		{
			$goOn = 0;
			break;				// Stop looking b/c we already found that it's in the exclusion list and we can't continue to process this node
		}
	}
	if ( $goOn == 1 )
	{
		$tree .= $nav_row['title'] . "<br>";				// Process the main tree node
		array_push($exclude, $nav_row['category_id']);		// Add to the exclusion list
		if ( $nav_row['category_id'] < 6 )
		{ $top_level_on = $nav_row['category_id']; }
 
		$tree .= build_child($nav_row['category_id']);		// Start the recursive function of building the child tree
	}
}
 
function build_child($oldID)			// Recursive function to get all of the children...unlimited depth
{
	global $exclude, $depth;			// Refer to the global array defined at the top of this script
	$child_query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `categories` WHERE parent_id=" . $oldID);
	while ( $child = mysql_fetch_array($child_query) )
	{
		if ( $child['category_id'] != $child['parent_id'] )
		{
			for ( $c=0;$c<$depth;$c++ )			// Indent over so that there is distinction between levels
			{ $tempTree .= "&nbsp;"; }
			$tempTree .= "- " . $child['title'] . "<br>";
			$depth++;		// Incriment depth b/c we're building this child's child tree  (complicated yet???)
			$tempTree .= build_child($child['category_id']);		// Add to the temporary local tree
			$depth--;		// Decrement depth b/c we're done building the child's child tree.
			array_push($exclude, $child['category_id']);			// Add the item to the exclusion list
		}
	}
 
	return $tempTree;		// Return the entire child tree
}
 
echo $tree;
 
?>

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by:Ray Paseur
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"the working code is displayed here: http://wwbn.co/bans/tree.php"

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by:morako
ID: 34901891
Try it now.  ;-)
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by:morako
ID: 34902075
I would like it to do this:

<menuTree>
          <link linkName="node1">
              <link linkName="node3">
                        <link linkName="node7"></link>
                        <link linkName="node8"></link>
            </link>
              <link linkName="node4">
                  <link linkName="node9"></link>
                  <link linkName="node10">
                        <link linkName="node11"></link>
                        <link linkName="node12"></link>
                  </link>
                </link>
      </link>
      <link linkName="node2">
                  <link linkName="node5"></link>
                  <link linkName="node6"></link>
      </link>
      
</menuTree>
<menuTree>
    	<link linkName="node1">
        	<link linkName="node3">
            		<link linkName="node7"></link>
            		<link linkName="node8"></link>
		</link>
        	<link linkName="node4">
			<link linkName="node9"></link>
			<link linkName="node10">
				<link linkName="node11"></link>
				<link linkName="node12"></link>
			</link>
    		</link>
	</link>
	<link linkName="node2">
			<link linkName="node5"></link>
			<link linkName="node6"></link>
	</link>
	
</menuTree>

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by:morako
ID: 34902185
instead of this..

node1
 - node3
  - node7
  - node8
 - node4
  - node9
  - node10
   - node11
   - node12
node2
 - node5
 - node6
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 34904073
try replacing this
$tempTree .= "- " . $child['title'] . "<br>";
into
$tempTree .= "&lt; link linkName=\"" . $child['title'] . "\"&gt;&lt;/link&gt;<br>";
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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 500 total points
ID: 34904080
once again with tab
$tempTree .= "\t&lt; link linkName=\"" . $child['title'] . "\"&gt;&lt;/link&gt;<br>";

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by:morako
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Thanks pal.
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
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Cheers.
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