>I want to have all the items into a recorset with only one query like
>Select id, reference, component from NOMS where reference = '00004'
>but i want not only the primary relations, i want all relations.
>Could somebody help a newbie like me?
It can also help to change the way you look at the relationships, and use nested sets.
With nested sets you do not record the parent-child relationship but rather the range that
a given entity has control of.
So instead of having a manager with an ID of 1 and having three employees with a manager
field pointing to 1, you have three employees numbered 1,2,3 and the manager has a
left_value and a right_value of 0 and 4 respectively.
That is an over-generalization, but check the following links. BTW original credit for the
idea goes to Joe Celko and I reccommend his book "SQL for Smarties".
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/1105 - Tutorial on this that uses PHP
http://www.dbmsmag.com/9603d06.html - More detail from Celko
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