mysql get nested records
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mysql get nested records

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DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS famsubtree;
DELIMITER go
CREATE PROCEDURE famsubtree( root INT )
BEGIN
  DROP TABLE IF EXISTS famsubtree;
  CREATE TABLE famsubtree
    SELECT childID, parentID, 0 AS level
    FROM familytree
    WHERE parentID = root;
  ALTER TABLE famsubtree ADD PRIMARY KEY(childID,parentID);
  REPEAT
    INSERT IGNORE INTO famsubtree
      SELECT f.childID, f.parentID, s.level+1
      FROM familytree AS f
      JOIN famsubtree AS s ON f.parentID = s.childID;
  UNTIL Row_Count() = 0 END REPEAT;
END;
go
DELIMITER;

And use to query:

call famsubtree(1);       -- from the root you can see forever
SELECT Concat(Space(level),parentID) AS Parent, Group_Concat(childID ORDER BY childID) AS Child
FROM famsubtree
GROUP BY parentID;