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i am getting syntax error near "where" !!
select table1.*,[table2].*,table3.* from (table1 where table1.coulumn1='value' LEFT JOIN table1.column1=[table2].column1) LEFT JOIN table3 ON table1.column1=table3.column1)

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by:Roger Baklund
ID: 22812811
There is something wrong with the parantheses. Try removing them.
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Daniel Wilson earned 200 total points
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parentheses did not belong
WHERE needs to follow the FROM clause (which includes any JOIN's)

select table1.*,[table2].*,table3.* from 
table1 LEFT JOIN table1.column1=[table2].column1) LEFT JOIN table3 ON table1.column1=table3.column1
where table1.coulumn1='value' 

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 150 total points
ID: 22812829
this will work better:
select table1.*,[table2].*,table3.* 
from table1 
LEFT JOIN table3 ON table1.column1=table3.column1
LEFT JOIN table2 ON table1.column1=[table2].column1
where table1.coulumn1='value'

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by:hielo
hielo earned 150 total points
ID: 22812858
try:
SELECT 
	table1.*,table2.*,table3.* 
FROM 
	table1,table2,table3
WHERE
	table1.column1=table2.column1
AND
	table1.column1=table3.column1
AND
	table1.column1='value' 

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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 22812962
I agree with Angel Eyes and Daniel.  Nothing personal, Hielo.

I personally like to specify the join types in the FROM clause where I am doing the joins so I don't spend time troubleshooting why the data is coming back funny because the system decides to do an inner join here instead of a left join which have distinctly different purposes especially when dealling with 3 tables.

My humble opinion anyway.
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by:chapmandew
ID: 22813009
Future editions of SQL Server (past 2000 I believe) do not allow outer joins through the non-ANSI =* syntax.
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by:Daniel Wilson
ID: 22813414
>>this will work better:

Yes, it will.  I failed to fix the JOIN syntax.  Working too fast ... trying to beat you guys to the post! :-)
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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 22813476
We knew what you meant. LOL and I know -- posted one yesterday without the FROM clause but showed the right select, where, and group by which answered question but still...
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