SQL: How to get depth from a recursive cte

If you need to know what level deep you are when recursing through a series of parent child relationships, there is a pretty easy way. DECLARE @Folders TABLE ( ID INT NOT NULL, FolderTypeLID INT NOT NULL, Depth INT NOT NULL,SortOrder INT NOT NULL ); WITH cteFolder( FolderID,Depth ) AS ( SELECT @topFolderID,Depth = 0 […]

SQL: How to include an incrementing column in your query without a cursor or loop

I had the need to do a recursive call that included depth and sort orders. I wanted to reformat the sort orders in a single query without using a cursor or loop. Turns out there is an easy way with SQL 2005 or higher. @Folders is a table var from my CTE with Depth and […]