# Start With/Connect by

**Vortex13**Dec 7, 2012 8:55 AM

DB is 11gR1

I have a table that defines formulas for items that are created (line_type = 1) and what ingredients are needed to make it (line_type = -1). Some ingredients also need to be made, so they will have another record in the table (different formula) with a line_type of 1, and the ingredients that make it up. Those ingredients could also be created, and so on.

So in the example below formula 807 creates item 4112949142. The line_type = -1 for formula 807 define the ingredients that make up that item. One of the ingredients, KT00518, is also a manufactured item, defined by that item with line_type = 1 which is formula 1420. Ingredient WP50255 is manufactured with formula 3030.

What I need to be able to do, is starting with formula 807, recursively loop through all the formulas to get all of the ingredients needed to make that item:

KT00518

PK15199

PK13947

RM31009

RM30711

RM31004

WP50255

RM30951

RM30948

RM30981

RM30957

In this simple case it would be easy because there are no formulas that are not related to this item, but obviously I need a way to do this with a start with/connect by in the real world:

--Johnnie

I have a table that defines formulas for items that are created (line_type = 1) and what ingredients are needed to make it (line_type = -1). Some ingredients also need to be made, so they will have another record in the table (different formula) with a line_type of 1, and the ingredients that make it up. Those ingredients could also be created, and so on.

So in the example below formula 807 creates item 4112949142. The line_type = -1 for formula 807 define the ingredients that make up that item. One of the ingredients, KT00518, is also a manufactured item, defined by that item with line_type = 1 which is formula 1420. Ingredient WP50255 is manufactured with formula 3030.

What I need to be able to do, is starting with formula 807, recursively loop through all the formulas to get all of the ingredients needed to make that item:

KT00518

PK15199

PK13947

RM31009

RM30711

RM31004

WP50255

RM30951

RM30948

RM30981

RM30957

In this simple case it would be easy because there are no formulas that are not related to this item, but obviously I need a way to do this with a start with/connect by in the real world:

```
SELECT *
FROM XX_FORMULA
WHERE line_type = -1
```

```
DROP TABLE XX_FORMULA;
CREATE TABLE XX_FORMULA
(
FORMULA_ID NUMBER NOT NULL,
ITEM VARCHAR2(60) NOT NULL,
LINE_TYPE NUMBER NOT NULL,
LINE_NO NUMBER NOT NULL
);
--Top Level
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 807,'4112949142',1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 807,'KT00518',-1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 807,'PK15199',-1, 2);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 807,'PK13947',-1, 3);
--Middle
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 1420,'KT00518',1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 1420,'RM31009',-1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 1420,'RM30711',-1, 2);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 1420,'RM31004',-1, 3);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 1420,'WP50255',-1, 4);
--Leaf
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 3030,'WP50255',1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 3030,'RM30951',-1, 1);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 3030,'RM30948',-1, 2);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 3030,'RM30981',-1, 3);
INSERT INTO XX_FORMULA
VALUES( 3030,'RM30957',-1, 4);
```

Thanks in advance for your help.--Johnnie

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