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I am working with a query that joins two tables with an outer join

Table 1 has 9174 records.  When I join Table 1 to Table 2 with an outer join (inlude ALL records from table 1 and only those records from table 2 where the joined fields are equal)

For some reason when I run the query i get 9187 records back. (I should only be getting 9174 records back based on how I setup the query)


Any thoughts?

Thanks

Cory
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by:Simon Ball
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how many do you get back with an inner join, and how many records are there in table 2?
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jefftwilley earned 1000 total points
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you've got 13 duplicate values in the field that you're joining...in table 2
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by:cstraim
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Thank you ..i did a comparison and saw that there were duplicates I was unaware of.  Thanks for your help.  I should have comared the tables to begin with!!

Cory
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