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

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Count consecutive null rows from a joined table

I have the following tables: members: ---------------------------------------------- | member_id | member_name | member_join_date | ---------------------------------------------- events: ----------...
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Efficiency for contact-contact relationships schema

I'm migrating data from a schema where people and organisations are separate tables to one where people and organisations are all treated as contacts (they share a lot in common). Currently, the ...
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Alternative query to this (avoid DISTINCT)

Note: I work with MSSQL 2008, but I guess it's valid for many others DB engines I have this table "Users": UserID User CountryID 1 user 1 1 2 user 2 2 3 user 3 3 4 user 4 ...
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Unable to add records to query in Access 2007

I've found this excellent resource that covers why a query might be read-only. I have a query that is not read only, yet I'm unable to add new records to it. There are three tables. Let's call them ...
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Should I use left join to do my job in this scenario?

What I want to do is to find out the items which appeared more than once in this table: mysql> desc tables; +-----------------+---------------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field ...
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CROSS JOIN with temp table and CASE statement

I'm trying to CROSS JOIN a table with a view. Here is my code: SELECT * FROM ( SELECT * , CASE TypeId WHEN 1 THEN InGs828S WHEN ...
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Long JOINS Returns No result all tables have one to many relationship with a particular table [closed]

I have a Table Enterpries with Primary Key 'RCNO'. All other tables have a one to many relationship with Enterprise via it's RCNO column. I make a Join of all the tables and i get nothing. Below is ...
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In DB2, how can I disable NLJOIN?

I want to indicate to the optimizer, via SET or optimization profiles, that NLJOIN shouldn't be used at all when optimizing a query. I've been looking for this for a while without any success. I ...
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Does 'Cities' deserve a separate table?

I have the following Customers table: customer_id - int company_name - nvarchar street - nvarchar city - nvarchar comments - nvarchar The app will only be used in part of one small country (...
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Mysql Join to get multiple row value from

I am new to my Mysql and need help regarding join I have a table called employee and this table contain some foreign key value like phone, address, sex. Table phone and address have 4 rows in it, I ...
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Slow performance of MySQL Join Query

I have inherited a site (running Coldfusion8 and MySQL 5.0.88) with a product search using multiple criteria. I'm struggling with optimizing the search, especially a pricelist check, which makes the ...
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Is adding rows better then adding columns in case their value is not consistent?

In my project I have a table of customers, each customer has his own special price for each product, It's a small business and there are currently about 5 products. The manager says there might be ...
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How can I select the latest record having one state where no later records exist with any other state?

I want to select the last record (by datetime) having a given state where no later records exist with any other state for each given "widget". widget state timestamp ------ ----- -------...
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MySQL: Very slow query, not using index, no joins involved

I am running what I think is a very simple query: SELECT SQL_NO_CACHE m.mbr_nbr FROM tran.member m WHERE m.cardnbr = 000099999930 The table member is a poorly written one, with 133 columns and there ...
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Help with a complicated MySQL Query inserting data using select from 2 tables

I am stuck with a case and unable to get the desired result from my query.. I have to insert into a table some records based on multiple records from 2 different tables.. Tables: Target: ...
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Table orders regarding Nested loop join in DB2

First I would like to cite the existing post Table order in Join Query so the author is saying that the table order really doesn't make things(result, access plan)different. I have doubt on this ...
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Really slow DISTINCT ON query with multiple joins

Originally posted: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11173717/expensive-query-on-select-distinct-with-multiple-inner-join-in-postgres The songs table has only about 4k rows, posts and stations have ...
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forcing Oracle to use hash join for a subquery

I have a query that looks like SELECT * FROM table0 WHERE id IN (SELECT id FROM table1 JOIN table2) Oracle is choosing to join table0 with the result of (table1 x table2) using nested loops and ...
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Merge multiple table output but indicate which tables the records came from

I have an application with a function that uses a stored procedure (SQL Server 2008 R2) to pull in and arrange data from one table. Now, I’ve been asked to make it pull from two tables, but it’s not ...
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Combine column from multiple rows into one row in SQLITE

I have a sqlite-database with the schema Articles Id Name Tags Id Name ArticlesTags Id ArticleId TagId I´m trying to query for Articles.Name and a LIST of tags. Basically what I would want ...
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Linking table or column key

Simple structure: have a table PAGES - which stores information about specific landing pages working on developing a GROUPing concept for the pages, where we are saying that a page may or may not ...
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Rewriting a query and eliminating subqueries

I have the following query : SELECT ws_id, n50, num_singletons, num_segments_less_100, kmer, num_all_reads, number_bases_in_contigs, num_bases_in_singletons FROM stats_assembly WHERE ws_id IN ( ...
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I couldn't compile this little query (needs 2 tables)(mysql) [closed]

i have 2 tables as like seen : user table : id, userid , country friends table : id, userid , friendid so i want to get friendid rows from friends table where friends.userid == user.userid and ...
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How to order query results by tag weight in IN('tag1', 'tag2', 'tag3')

Consider a simple query as SELECT * FROM posts JOIN tags USING(post_id) JOIN tag_map USING(tag_id) WHERE tags.tag IN('tag1', 'tag2', 'tag3') tag_map is a many-to-many relationship between tables ...
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What joins are available in Informix 9.2?

I'm testing some queries with an old version of Informix (9.2.1) and can't seem to execute even the most basic queries containing RIGHT OUTER JOIN or FULL OUTER JOIN. Tried several variations (RIGHT ...
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cross self join to get more rows - better solution?

I have a table employees: +----------------+------------------+ | Field | Type | +----------------+------------------+ | id | int(10) unsigned | | persons_id | ...
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How is a join performed by a database engine?

How is a join between two tables actually performed by a database engine? I am sure that listing one tuple against all tuples of the other table cannot be the way to perform the join; it's just a ...
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Finding Duplicates in LEFT JOIN

Here is my table structure: create table table_a (emp_name varchar(100), dept_name varchar(100)); insert into table_a values ('amar', 'finance'); insert into table_a values ('akbar', 'human_resource')...
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Index on primary key not used in simple join

I have the following table and index definitions: CREATE TABLE munkalap ( munkalap_id serial PRIMARY KEY, ... ); CREATE TABLE munkalap_lepes ( munkalap_lepes_id serial PRIMARY KEY, ...
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Improving performance of nasty nested-view joins

I have a moderate-sized database spread out over a few tables, the rough architecture is: Input Data (Data ID, Session ID and a few fields of statistical importance) Input File (Data ID and a blob) ...
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LEFT JOIN conversion to INNER JOIN, can't change FROM clause

I have 2 tables: BASE is master and is linked with CHILD via field ID: Left outer Join / 1:N relation. These 2 tables contain historised data, defined by 2 date-fields: start_date and end_date. ...
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SQL JOIN Syntax in MS SQL

I have been taught in my MSSQL classes, this is how to join two tables select * from FirstTable A JOIN SecondTable B on A.ID= B.ID Now in my professional life, I came across JOIN queries like this ...
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Joins in MySQL database

I am a newbie to the MySQL database.I want to know different types of joins in MySQL and any link or any other kind of documentation with examples which will clear the doubts will highly appreciable.
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mySQL query optimisation — multiple joins or select … where not in (select distinct…)?

Background I have a Drupal install accessing a large users database (~200k rows) and my "People finder" functionality needs to access all those rows (in a random order). I don't seem to be able to ...
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Why is this Full Outer Join not working?

I've used Full Outer Joins before to get my desired results, but maybe I don't fully understand the concept because I am not able to accomplish what should be a simple join. I have 2 tables (which I'...
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How do I calculate working business minutes?

I'm working on business inteligence reports and one of my task is to create reports for time tracking. I have to report on business minutes (10 hours per day) within business week (monday to friday)....
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How can this data be joined?

Definition: table_A table_B id,description id,description,id_table_A Column id_table_A is a foreign key to the primary key of table_A and is not mandatory. Sample data: ...
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Query takes hours

Up until now all queries in my PostgreSQL application were fast. During the last days, sometimes a query takes several hours. Index are healthy, because after dump, restore, vacuum -z, it is still the ...
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Joining based on date (or date range)

I'm not sure if I've completely fudged the design of my small hobby database (I'm not a DBA by any means), but I have a table like this (primary key is (staffid, effectivefrom)): staffid | target | ...
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Usefulness of Foreign Key WITHOUT reference option

Sorry, if this is naive question, but I searched a lot and did not get a vivid answers. Consider a simple InnoDB FOREIGN KEY without ON DELETE or ON UPDATE I think this will avoid INSERT of a value ...
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Limit WHERE to MAX() & COUNT()

This is my current mySQL query: SELECT e.*, MAX(m.datetime) AS unread_last, COUNT(m.id) AS unread FROM TAB_EVENT e LEFT JOIN TAB_MESSAGE m ON e.id=m.event_id WHERE ( m.`read` IS NULL OR m.`read`...
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Unexpected extremely long query time (~5 minutes using nested WHEN-INs)

For the first time, I am running up against a horrifically long execution time of a MySQL query (~5 minutes). The data in the database is highly (and not arbitrarily) normalized. It very efficient ...
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Validation of availability for a new order

I have a management application of sales, stock and payment on a warehouse whole saler from a web interface. In particular, when a order is effectuated it must create a line corresponding to each ...
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Express union which is dependent on other results

I would like to make a union of two tables that are actually in a hierarchical constellation. How would I write that in relational algebra? Say table A is the parent of B in a 1:n relationship. ...
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Oracle SQL for left outer join to rownum = 1 of another query?

Background I have a query joining many tables together, the chief of which is a workorder table. I also have a table called WOStatusHistory, which stores every status for every workorder. A diagram ...
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What does the output of a JOIN statement look like?

I've been wanting to use joins for a while, but I'm having trouble visualizing the output so I know how to put it to use. Let's say I have 2 tables: CREATE TABLE Cities ( id INT UNSIGNED PRIMARY ...
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Update column by comparing date and string values together

I have problem in updating table. I need to update table by comparing date and name with another table. I have two tables: table 1 : dim_sesid name(varchar) role ...
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Oracle's left join and where clauses errors

CREATE TABLE "ATABLE1" ( "COLUMN1" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE), "COLUMN2" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE) ); CREATE TABLE "ATABLE2" ( "COLUMN1" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE), "COLUMN2" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE) ); ...
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What is the difference between an INNER JOIN and an OUTER JOIN ?

I am new to SQL and wanted to know what is the difference between those two JOIN types? SELECT * FROM user u INNER JOIN telephone t ON t.user_id = u.id SELECT * FROM user u LEFT OUTER JOIN ...
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How can I select all online friends?

I'm currently working on a social network software written in PHP & MySQL, and it's all pretty fine, but one thing I'm stuck about is online friends. My tables looks following Users +-----+------...