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Oracle sql to return hierarchical result

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Keith Westberg asked on
HTML* Oracle PL/SQLSQLJSONOracle Database
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I am trying to get my head around how to generate a path or folder structure based on record values.  The order is known, as it’s laid out in the following schema by PARAM_NAME: (PARENT, CONTAINER, PURPOSE, STATUS).  I’m trying to return a result that I can use to generate a folder structure from these values.  But the PARAM_VALUES can be different, meaning a different visual folder structure.  How I do this on the html side is still undecided, but I can’t even consider that part until I can somehow represent the data in a structured form.  Whether it be records via cursor, or a json dump or string.  I just need to be able to walk the data to generate an unordered list or hierarchy.  

Example based on the following data:




id   filename
1   text.txt
2   image.jpg

id      file_id   param_name   param_value
100   1          PARENT           WORK
101   1           CONTAINER   PROJECT
102   1           PURPOSE       SPECIAL
103   1           STATUS           OPEN
104   2           PARENT           WORK
105   2           CONTAINER    TODO
106   2           PURPOSE        CHORE
107   2           STATUS            INPROGRESS

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance  =]

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