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Add an additional Join to an existing query

Posted on 2008-06-19
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Hi Folks,

Joins really aren't my strong point, so I'd be grateful of any pointers with this one.

This is my existing query;

SELECT m.ID, m.shortname, m.retailer_name, o.merchantid, o.id AS oid, o.offertitle, o.offerbody, o.a_status, o.offerauthor
FROM merchants m
LEFT JOIN hurry_offers o
ON m.id=o.merchantid
WHERE o.a_status='approved'
ORDER BY oid DESC

I have a 3rd table called 'hurry_users', which I would like to join.  The 'o.offerauthor' in the existing query returns the ID of a row which matches the row in hurry_users - what I would like to do is bring that back so instead of just returning the ID, I can return the actual username (in a field called 'username').

Hope that makes sense!
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Question by:Maxafi
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elimesika earned 500 total points
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HI

Here it is
SELECT m.ID, u.username, m.shortname, m.retailer_name, o.merchantid, o.id AS oid, o.offertitle, o.offerbody, o.a_status, o.offerauthor
FROM merchants m
LEFT JOIN hurry_offers o
ON m.id=o.merchantid
LEFT JOIN hurry_users u
ON m.offerauthor=u.offerauthor
 
WHERE o.a_status='approved'
ORDER BY oid DESC

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by:elimesika
ID: 21823652
HI

Sorry , this is the correct query
SELECT m.ID, u.username, m.shortname, m.retailer_name, o.merchantid, o.id AS oid, o.offertitle, o.offerbody, o.a_status, o.offerauthor
FROM merchants m, hurry_offers o ,  hurry_users u
WHERE m.id=o.merchantid and oofferauthor=u.offerauthor and o.a_status='approved'
ORDER BY oid DESC

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by:Maxafi
ID: 21823655
Worked perfectly, thanks! :-)
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by:mayno224
ID: 21823688
Try this.  But first replace column 'hurr_users_id' with the column that matches a row in o.offerauthor.  Hope this helps!

SELECT m.ID, m.shortname, m.retailer_name, o.merchantid, o.id AS oid, o.offertitle, o.offerbody, o.a_status, o.offerauthor, hurry_users.username
FROM merchants m
LEFT JOIN hurry_offers o
ON m.id=o.merchantid
INNER JOIN hurry_users on hurry_users.hurr_users_id=o.offerauthor
WHERE o.a_status='approved'
ORDER BY oid DESC

For more info on joins, check out: http://w3schools.com/sql/sql_join.asp
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