[thelist] Database Schema Suggestions

John.Brooking at sappi.com John.Brooking at sappi.com
Tue May 4 07:44:44 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Burhan Khalid
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 6:59 AM
>    I'm once again faced with a database design problem, and not quite 
> sure what is the best way to solve it.  The task is to design one of 
> those unlimited category directories.  Like dmoz.org or yahoo 
> directories, et. al.

Thanks for the two great article links, Sarah and Joshua. I forwarded them
on to some people here at my company, and was reminded of another potential
method by my Oracle DBA, if you have Oracle and don't mind being
database-specific. Oracle has special syntax, something like, "SELECT ...
CONNECT BY ... START WITH ..." for retrieving a tree-structured data branch
starting at any given node. I've used it before, and It's pretty powerful,
at the expense of being specific to Oracle only. If you are interested, a
comprehensive introduction is here:


- John

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