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5. Hierarchical Queries: Connect by
The connect by clause is used to query hierarchies if they are stored as parent-child relationships , also known as an adjacency lists model . Simply speaking, this model means that a parent – child pair is stored for each child. In general adjacency lists can represent directed graphs, not only hierarchical trees; in this case the list describes the set of neighbors of a vertex in the graph. So an adjacency list model is much wider and a parent-child model is one of its implementations.
Listing 5-1 shows the query for building hierarchy based on a parent-child relationship and ...