Hello, fellow techies:

In our personnel master, PRMAST, we have a column, REPORTTO, that contains the ID of the individual's supervisor, foreman, lead, whatever next-higher-up individual. Another table, OFFICERS, contains the IDs of Officers within the organization. It is possible to follow the chain of EMP.REPORTTO->REPORTTO->REPORTTO->. . . to eventually reach each individual's reporting officer (when REPORTTO join against OFFICERS.OFRID would be successful). (The top-level individual, Chairman of the Board, has REPORTTO = ID.)

At present, we have an RPG module that resolves reporting officer, and it is also used in a UDF so that we can include OFRID to reports, etc. I have been asked to look into the possibility of creating a view that efficiently resolves this so that headcount and costing reports and the like - by officer code - would be pissible. I've had a difficult time envisioning a solution that doesn't involve rebuilding some intermediate table every time a reporting structure changes.

I have considered CTE like:

WITH T1 AS (SELECT ID, GET_OFFICER(ID) AS OFRID, . . . FROM PRMAST. . .)
SELECT T1.OFRID, T1.ID, . . . FROM T1 ORDER BY OFRID)

That may be our best option (?) but it seems there should be a more elegant way; it's just not coming to me.

Any other true real-time solution ideas come to mind here?

Thanks,
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Dennis
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