On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Julio Nobrega wrote: > I have maybe an easy to solve problem, but I haven't come with a logical > way to do it. I am builing a discussion site (a la Kuro5hin.org), and > there's a sql query to retrieve comments attached to an article. It grabs > their titles, along with some more informatio. What I want is to display the > comments and the replies below them. It's been implemented in thousands of > other scripts, but I can't figure out how to do with only one sql query > (even if it uses Joins). That's important, since I expect the site to be > very popular here in Brazil (let's hope!) > > So, any advices about how to display the comments like this: > > - Comment 1 > - Comment 2 > - Comment 3 > > Is greatly appreciated. I am thinking about storing all comments in an > array and construct the layout from there. But still, I don't know if it's > the best choice in performance terms.
Well, which database are you using? Oracle supports hierarchical queries which are a pretty easy way to accomplish it with just SQL. If your RDBMS doesn't support that, you're probably stuck doing a select order by parent_id and then shuffling the resulting clusters around in PHP. Use a 3D array (parent/id/content). miguel -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php