GetRoot (Database Engine)


THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the root of the hierarchy tree. GetRoot() is a static method.

-- Transact-SQL syntax  
hierarchyid::GetRoot ( )   

-- CLR syntax  
static SqlHierarchyId GetRoot ( )   

SQL Server return type:hierarchyid

CLR return type:SqlHierarchyId

Used to determine the root node in a hierarchy tree.

A. Transact-SQL example

The following example returns the root of the hierarchy tree:

SELECT OrgNode.ToString() AS Text_OrgNode, *  
FROM HumanResources.EmployeeDemo  
WHERE OrgNode = hierarchyid::GetRoot()  

B. CLR example

The following code snippet calls the GetRoot() method:


hierarchyid Data Type Method Reference
Hierarchical Data (SQL Server)
hierarchyid (Transact-SQL)

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