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How do I nested common table expression?
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vignesh.ms (8/1/2013)
How do I nested common table expression?


To nest CTE just use comma:

;WITH cte1 AS (SELECT .... FROM [sometable])
,cte2 AS (SELECT .... FROM cte1 or/and [sometable] )
,cte3 AS (SELECT .... FROM cte2 or/and cte1 and [sometable] )


Or your question is really about recursive CTEs?

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yes...
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Have a look at this TechNet article... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186243(v=sql.105).aspx

It shows sample data and the results of a recursive CTE (I think that this is what you are after)



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You may want to also look at the third link in my signature for some other examples of using recursive CTEs.


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INDEXing a poor-performing query is like putting sugar on cat food. Yeah, it probably tastes better but are you sure you want to eat it?
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