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Hierarchical set of data which i would like to store in 2D

 
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jagjit

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Hierarchical set of data which i would like to store in 2D
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hi,
i am having hierarchical set of data which i would like to store in 2D array . data is somewhat like this

Code:
level-1                                       a(1,1)
level-2                     b(2,1)                             c(2,2)
level-3               d(3,1)     e(3,2)               f(3,3)      g(3,4)  h(3,5)

there can be n number of levels and maximum limit of no. of elements in level is 2000. Now i need to traverse from top to bottom and stores each data in 2D array using 3 loop at the max.
here a is parent of b and c
b is parent of d,e
c is parent of f,g and h
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject:
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Very pretty, not much sense, but interesting.
If you are asking if you can do that, the answer is yes.
If you are not asking that, what are you asking?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject:
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i would like to develop an internal table in cobol for the same purpose. to add more it may happpen that few members at a particular level doesnot have children but other may continue to move down. the 2D array to be design can stores all member to any 'n' level. i need a help in designing loop for it in cobol.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject:
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need to look into tree data structure and then use the appropriate data type. yes this can also be done with two D array with defination like
my-array [n][2000]

initialize the array with default value and if this array can have all values then need to go for array like [n][2000][1].
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