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Re: File System Data Model

From: Mikito Harakiri <mikharakiri_at_ywho.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 18:15:33 -0800
Message-ID: <WuQda.27$%d6.133@news.oracle.com>


And if you want to handle inserts and updates, you can explore persistent labeling schemas such as materialized path and/or nested intervals (I'm not sure what name the author is using for his labeling schema in http://www.dbazine.com/tropashko4.html). Also, be sure that you have your requirements right: if your filesystem has links (aka Windows shortcuts), you might want to model it as a network instead of tree.

"Baseman" <nospam_productdata_at_hotmail.com> wrote in message news:uPPda.57805$Kc5.2265822_at_news2.east.cox.net...
> Do a search for "Trees in SQL" on Google. You'll find a lot of references
to
> Joe Celko's Nested sets model which is deemed to be optimal for finding
> paths thru parent-child related nodes... something an adjacency model
> doesn't accomodate too well. The drawback to the nested sets model are
> inserts and updates.
>
> Good luck.
>
> "Peter" <junk_at_wendler.org> wrote in message
> news:6a49813.0303180719.257b18d6_at_posting.google.com...
> > I am attempting to create a db schema which would allow me to
> > replicate a file system, i.e., locations of files within folders and
> > folders within other folders. If anyone has an elegant solution, or
> > can point me to a whitepaper on the subject, I would be very grateful.
> >
> > One of the areas with which I am having some difficulty is the
> > creation of a complete path for a file which includes all of its
> > parent folders back to the root share point or drive letter. Since
> > there are n number of folders between the root and the file, it would
> > seem that some kind of recursion would be needed to assemble the path.
> > An alternative would be to de-normalize the data by maintaining a
> > many-to-many relatoinship between each file or folder and all of its
> > parents. This obviously creates some problems maintaining integrity,
> > as after any folder is moved, all of its children and children's
> > children must be updated.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> >
> > Peter
>
>
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