Hierarchical queries

The typical hierarchical query is you want to select your boss, and the boss of your boss, etc. It could look like select prior ename ename, ename mgr from emp connect by prior mgr=empno start with ename=’SCOTT’; SCOTT SCOTT JONES JONES KING I start with Scott and the hierarchy is built. I can use the […]

Oracle analytics in basic sql queries

When I first saw analytics appearing in Oracle last century, I did not realised they were going to change my way of writting basic SQL queries. Some (Variance, deviance) are truely mathematical and still reserved for statistical analysis. Here I will try to describe ROW_NUMBER : Back in Oracle 7, I remember to have written […]