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Posted on 2011-02-23
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Hello all,

I have a tree structure in my data base as desicribed:-

-- -----------------------------------------------------
-- Table `filter`
-- -----------------------------------------------------
CREATE  TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `filter` (
  `id` BIGINT(8) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT ,
  `name` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL ,
  `parent` BIGINT(8) UNSIGNED NULL DEFAULT NULL ,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ,
  INDEX `fk_filter_filter` (`parent` ASC) ,
  CONSTRAINT `fk_filter_filter`
    FOREIGN KEY (`parent` )
    REFERENCES `filter` (`id` )
    ON DELETE NO ACTION
    ON UPDATE NO ACTION)
ENGINE = InnoDB;

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I want to be able to from any leaf in the tree recusivly get all it's siblings, then it's parent and all the parent's siblings untill I get back to the root. And then print out in order from Root to selected Leaf in a nested UL list.

Thanks in advance
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Question by:codevomit
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by:dirknibleck
ID: 34962594
Here is some psueod-php that will get you there, you'll just need to test it...
echo print_list($leaf, null);

function print_list($id, $html){
     $output = null;
     $db = database_connection
     $query = database_query("SELECT * FROM filter WHERE parent IN (SELECT parent FROM filter WHERE id = $id");

     if($id){
          $output = "<ul>";
          while ($row = fetch_array($query)){
                $parent = $row['parent'];
                $output .= "<li>" . $row['name'] . ($id == $row['id'] ? $html : null) . "</li>";
          }
          $output .= "</ul">;
          $output = print_list($parent, $output);
     }

     return $output;

}

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by:codevomit
ID: 34979360
Thanks for getting back to me, it's almost there. This is what I currently have:-

INSERT INTO `filter` (`id`, `name`, `parent`) VALUES
(4, 'C', NULL),
(5, 'D', NULL),
(11, 'G', NULL),
(2, 'A', 11),
(3, 'B', 2),
(6, 'E', 4),
(8, 'F', 5),
(12, 'H', 3),
(14, 'I', 3),
(15, 'J', 14),
(16, 'K', 15),
(17, 'L', 2);

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<?php

//error_reporting(E_ALL);

mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "");
mysql_select_db("shop");

function print_list($id, $html) {
    $output = null;
    $query = "SELECT * FROM filter WHERE parent IN (SELECT parent FROM filter WHERE id " . (($id > 0) ? ("='$id'") : ("IS NULL")) . ") ORDER BY `name` ASC";
    $results = mysql_query($query);

    if ($id) { {
            $output = "<ul>";
            $parent = null;
            while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($results)) {
                $parent = $row['parent'];
                $output .= "<li>" . $row['name'] . ($id == $row['id'] ? $html : null) . "</li>";
            }
            $output .= "</ul>";
            $output .= print_list($parent, $output);
        }

        return $output;
    }
}

echo print_list(16, null);
?>

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Expected output:-

C
D
G
--A
---- B
------ H
------ I
-------- J
---------- K
---- L

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What I'm actually getting:-

K
J
-- K
H
-- I
---- J
------- K
B
-- H
-- I
---- J
----- K
L
A
-- B
---- H
---- I
------ J
-------- K
-- L

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by:dirknibleck
ID: 34979727
I think the issue is that you mis-copied this line:

$output .= print_list($parent, $output);

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You want to completely replace $output at this point, not add to it, so:

$output = print_list($parent, $output);

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by:codevomit
ID: 34979899
Yeah, I did that on purpose because it results in $output being blank.
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by:codevomit
ID: 34980218
You can see that $output will always result as null without having to execute the code.
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dirknibleck earned 2000 total points
ID: 34981107
Right, I see that now.

Try this then?

<?php

//error_reporting(E_ALL);

mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "");
mysql_select_db("shop");

function print_list($id, $html) {
    $output = null;
    $query = "SELECT * FROM filter WHERE parent IN (SELECT parent FROM filter WHERE id " . (($id > 0) ? ("='$id'") : ("IS NULL")) . ") ORDER BY `name` ASC";
    $results = mysql_query($query);

    if ($id) { {
            $output = "<ul>";
            $parent = null;
            while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($results)) {
                $parent = $row['parent'];
                $output .= "<li>" . $row['name'] . ($id == $row['id'] ? $html : null) . "</li>";
            }
            $output .= "</ul>";
            if ($parent) $output .= print_list($parent, $output);
        }

        return $output;
    }
}

echo print_list(16, null);
?>

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by:codevomit
ID: 35117069
Thanks, I will try that out.
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