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ann
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Posted - 01/17/2007 :  14:14:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to create a table(s) whereby I am storing managers and employees - the issue is that an employee can be both a manager and an employee. In other words, I can have a top level manager that has employees under them and then those employees/managers have employees under them - to the nth level. Example: director has employees under him who are also managers for diff. departments. Those employees\managers have employees under them as well. In the end I will need to be able to query a manager and find all employees associated to that manager - further I will need to be able to also query a manager the employees that fall under him and any employees that fall under them.
Any ideas on what is the best way to acheive this?
Many thanks!

nr
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Posted - 01/17/2007 :  15:50:16  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Have a person table. This might have attributes like director, manager which would describe what they are allowed to do.
Another table
Person_id, Child_Person_id, relationship (startdate, end_date)
This shows relationships like manages, directs.

v2005 gives you CTE's which enable you to read hierarchies - there areexamples in bol.


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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
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