An SQL join clause combines records from two or more tables or views.

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Minimizing Page Fetches

I have a complicated database structure and am trying to use it to retrieve Records based on multiple selection criteria from several tables. As a general rule, is it better to attempt to use ...
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Updating a table efficiently using JOIN

I have a table that has the details of households and another that has the details of all the persons associated with the households. For the household table I have a primary key defined using two ...
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Recursive self joins

I have a comments table, which can be simplified down to this: comments ======= id user_id text parent_id where parent_id is nullable, but might be a key for its parent comment. Now, how can I ...
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Getting related data from an uncertain column

I am working on a friendship logic, the table friendship has this structure: `friendship_id` INT NOT NULL , `user1_id` INT NOT NULL , `user2_id` INT NOT NULL , `status` INT NULL , `created` ...
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Table join to match without duplicates

I have a situation where I need to match arrivals and departures of assets in a location. The problem is that asset movements are not always entered into the database chronologically, nor is there ...
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SQL Server: Month Range Join [closed]

Given that there are two dates like 2012-07-08 and 2013-02-06. I need to count record of each user for every month. If there is no data for a user in particular month then it should return zero. The ...
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Grouping results based on link table

I have three tables: users +----+-------+ | id | name | +----+-------+ | 1 | dave | | 2 | cher | | 3 | meg | | 4 | sarah | +----+-------+ groups +----+-------+ | id | name | ...
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Forcing Join Order

I have a table with just over a million rows. These rows can have a parent record in the same table which is found by joining to itself on 6 different columns (i.e. there is no single ParentID ...
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Multiple JOIN of 6 tables via 5 database instances

I'm currently reengineering my corporates user management and created a table which lists all users of all the 5 database instances. Next step is, that I need to write a query which shows me all the ...
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How to use GROUP BY after the Having clause Mysql

Here is the query which gets the accounts for a specific user the products are related to accounts in one-to-many relation so for each product there are four permissions All the accounts which is not ...
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Simplify subqueries with join

I'm trying to create a report in SQL Server Reporting Services that shows the availability of multiple sites. The sites are monitored by a tool that uses a SQL Server 2012 database to store the data. ...
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How to create the multiple sum query with joins

Please consider following database: Table `invoices`: -- invoice_id Table `amounts`: -- amount_id invoice_id type_id amount I am trying to get sum for each type from table like this: SELECT ...
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Joining data from legacy database

I'm trying to figure out how to write this query. Table 1 - Booking BOOKING_ID | BOOKING_DATE | etc... 1 | 2013/01/01 | 2 | 2013/01/01 | Table 2 - BOOKING_PROCEDURE_TYPE ...
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Prune unused joins

I have expected that selecting from a view would not join the tables from which I don't query any values, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I have a bunch of tables with the following structure: ...
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find sold subscriptions from table 1 and store name in table 2, joined by store id. (oracle)

I am trying to get the number of sold subscriptions from one table and the store name from another. The tables have a common column containing a store id, however the columns do not have the same ...
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Will performance be better if I specify a filter multiple times?

Do I gain more performance if I repeat the filter in the WHERE clause on both sides of an OUTER JOIN? To clarify using code: select * from #main_select left outer join ( select main_id ...
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How to optimize multiple self-JOINs?

I'm looking for advice on either optimizing multiple self-joins, or a better table/DB design. One of the tables looks as follows (relevant cols only): CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS CountryData ( ...
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HOW to “SUM” and “JOIN” for single query of a poll results?

I have a poll database as CREATE TABLE poll_answer answer_id, answer varchar(255), poll_id int(11), FOREIGN KEY(poll_id) REFERENCES polls(poll_id) ON DELETE CASCADE, PRIMARY KEY(answer_id) ) ...
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How to avoid large joins when determining which rows a user is authorized for?

Typical wep app situation: you have logged in users querying for resources exposed through an API. As a hypothetical example, company administrators quering for their employees' time sheets: company ...
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Splitting SQL query with many joins into smaller ones helps?

We need to do some reporting every night on our SQL Server 2008 R2. Calculating the reports takes several hours. In order to shorten the time we precalculate a table. This table is created based on ...
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Retrieving 10 records from multiple tables

I have two tables where I store post data. What I want to do is to get 10 records from those two tables. Table 1 - all posts, Table 2 posts that user read. There are some scenarios; User has never ...
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How can row estimates be improved in order to reduce chances of spills to tempdb

I notice that when there are spill to tempdb events (causing slow queries) that often the row estimates are way off for a particular join. I've seen spill events occur with merge and hash joins and ...
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Can't get rid of filesort on joined query sorting on second table

For some reason, this query: EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM biz as b INNER JOIN listings as l ON b.id = l.biz_id WHERE l.pub_id = 14 AND b.cat_id=310 ORDER BY l.level DESC, l.random DESC LIMIT 5; says it ...
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Are individual queries faster than joins?

Conceptual question: Are individual queries faster than joins, or: Should I try to squeeze every info I want on the client side into one SELECT statement or just use as many as seems convenient? ...
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Join on different types

In a database I have two tables: The first has a field named taxonomy_id that is an integer The latter has a field named ID that is a character varying The two tables are related: if it exists a ...
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JOIN to read first table and get possible relationship in the second table

Consider a main table as CREATE TABLE groups ( group_id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, group_title varchar(255), PRIMARY KEY(group_id) ) ENGINE=InnoDB and a second table for relationship as ...
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How can I include more query in one query?

These are my tables: tbl_answers => aid qid answer uid dateposted emailnotify namedisplay status isbestanswer tbl_questions => qid question ...
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Query WHERE clause and JOIN

I'm having an issue using a WHERE clause and JOIN. SELECT * FROM `CallDetailRecord` WHERE `StartTime` >=1357102799000 AND `StartTime` <=1357880399000 JOIN `CallEvent` ON `EventID` = ...
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Missing values in INNER JOIN MS-Access?

When I run the following query in MS-Access: SELECT a1.ConStateNumber, a2.ConStateNumber FROM qryW2_yr_sum_slash_qryW2_q4_sum_result a1 INNER JOIN qryW2_q3_sum a2 ON a1.ConStateNumber = ...
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Left Join not giving desired result

I have two Datasets FEES PAYMENTS CrsCode InstNo FEE Regno CRSCODE Instno Payment CA1 -2 100 R1 CA1 -2 100 CA1 -1 200 ...
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How to add additional tables/fields into a query with multiple inner joins?

Given this query (many thanks to RolandoMySQLDBA from question Select records that do not have associations outside a certain list), how do I add other fields from other tables into my result? SELECT ...
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How to get rows where count() is null?

This is my SQL request : SELECT COUNT( b0_.id ) AS sclr0, d1_.codeLieu AS codeLieu1, d1_.nomLieu AS nomLieu2, d1_.lngLieu AS lngLieu3, d1_.latLieu AS latLieu4, m2_.libelleMention AS ...
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Slow query joining on subqueries with max

I'm creating a report based on user input (i.e. a search tool) that grabs data from eight tables and will output them to the screen. Here are the create table statements. I'm very aware of how badly ...
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Best practice: Unions or a derived table?

I've inherited a medium-sized database with a terrible schema. The sanitized portion in question is like so: CREATE TABLE `pending` ( ... `invoice` int(11) DEFAULT NULL, `lid` int(11) DEFAULT ...
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Get data from two tables with recursive relationships

I have a MySQL 5.1 DB, being used behind a PHP application to track permissions and other items that need to be issued to staff that hold various positions within an org. To track what privileges a ...
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Database search with multi joins

I have a MySQL database and I want to perform a little bigger search. I have about 10k records in one of the tables and It's expected to grow, but slowly. The biggest problem is that to perform the ...
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one vs two column index difference when doing JOIN query?

Let`s suppose that alfa,beta and gamma contains milions of rows so we need to create indexes obviously to get optimal performace for this query : SELECT * FROM alfa JOIN beta on beta.id = ...
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update statement with self join

I needed to copy information from one row of a table to another. I noticed I could do the following: update address set col1 = a2.col1, col2 = a2.col2, .....etc from address a1, address a2 where ...
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Error “column does not exist” in a SELECT with JOIN and GROUP BY query

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 with a Ruby on Rails application. I'm trying to list the last version of each "charge" (in my history table : hist_version_charges) belonging to the same project id ...
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How Can I do and INNER JOIN USING (2 columns)?

Suppose we have: CREATE TABLE cscart_products_prices_temp LIKE cscart_products_prices; ALTER TABLE `cscart_products_prices_temp` DROP `percentage_discount`, DROP `lower_limit`, LOAD DATA LOCAL ...
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Getting the name of the column that was used in a join?

This may be a bit of a weird question: Our project's datamodel has multiple tables with multiple columns any one of which can be used to join with one settingtable. The question here is how to get ...
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parenthetic grouping of join clauses

What is the difference between these joins? a left join b left join c (a left join b) left join c a left join (b left join c) Does the grouping only affect the order of the joins? Will the query ...
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How can I join one to one to (many to one) without using group_concat

I have a table structure as follows: -- -- Table structure for table `emails` -- CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `emails` ( `ID` int(5) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `email` varchar(255) COLLATE ...
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MySQL: Join one Row in a table with two Rows in other table

In my MYSQL Database COMPANY. I have two tables, like below in my diagram (arrow shows relations): `users` `user_login` +--------------+ ...
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Immediate refresh materialized views (MQT) with OUTER JOIN under DB2

DB2 accepts a materialized view based on an "OUTER JOIN" query, as long it doesn't refresh automatically (REFRESH IMMEDIATE). I cannot find a simple solution to get round this problem. Perhaps with ...
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Why is there such a huge performance difference in these two join statements?

I have a query which i first wrote as (query has been simplified a bit) : select ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY c.CategoryTypeID), c.name, count(p.id) from category c inner join product p on p.indID = ...
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How to JOIN two table to get missing rows in the second table

In a simple voting system as CREATE TABLE elections ( election_id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title varchar(255), CREATE TABLE votes ( election_id int(11), user_id int(11), FOREIGN KEYs for ...
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Oracle: Non key-preserved table should be

I'm getting "ORA-01779: cannot modify a column which maps to a non key-preserved table" when I try to update a join. I've searched around the site and found a lot of advice on what key-preserved ...
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Expand sparse table with self outer join on distinct values

I have this: g1 | g2 | x ---------+-----------+----- New York | Monday | 210 New York | Tuesday | 258 Chicago | Monday | 30 Chicago | Wednesday | 25 LA | Thursday | 40 ...
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Postgres RIGHT JOIN with custom array

I'm using Postgres 9.1 and want to get a result with some blanks where there is no data. My query looks like the following: SELECT institution_id FROM ... WHERE institution_id IN (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9) ...