Assume a table called 'tvshow' with the following data:
### begin_: tvshow table
type ;; title ;; fname ;; lname
sitcom ;; simpsons ;; homer ;; simpson
sitcom ;; simpsons ;; ned ;; flanders
sitcom ;; flintstones ;; fred ;; flintstone
sitcom ;; flintstones ;; wilma ;; flintstone
sitcom ;; flintstones ;; barney ;; rubble
gameshow ;; price is right ;; bob ;; barker
gameshow ;; jeopardy ;; alex ;; trebek
Does there exist anything that will allow that data to be queried in a manner such as (or substantially similar to):
### begin_: query pseudo-code
WITH_LEVEL (1,'type' )
WITH_LEVEL (2,'title' )
WITH_LEVEL (3,'lname','fname' )
WHERE type = 'gameshow'
... producing the result ...
price is right
Assume the only important question is whether such a query syntax exists as either a published spec or (even better) runnable code somewhere.
It is nice to have a perl-based solution that returns the results in structured (e.g., XML, perl data structure, YAML) format, but for now, mere confirmation of whether this exists somewhere (and if so, how is it implemented and what is it called) would be enough. The purpose is due-dilligence before re-inventing this particular wheel, assuming it *is* a wheel.