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Posted on 2009-05-12
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I have 2 tables.

table 1
id     name
1      group 1
2      group 2

table 2
id        id of first table
1         1
2         1
3         1

What I would like to do is to SELECT from the first table only if it has records relating to it in the second table. So in the example above, only the record with ID 1 would be seleted.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Question by:thomasmutton
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by:RiteshShah
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select t1.id,t1.name from table1 t1 join table2 t2 on t1.id=t2.IdOfFirstTable
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 24364455
You can use the INNER join

SELECT t1.*
FROM Table1 t1
INNER join table2 t2 on t1.ID =t2.iD
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by:RiteshShah
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option 2)


select t1.id,t1.name
from
table1 t1
left outer join
table2 t2 on
t1.id=t2.IdOfFirstTable
where t2.id is not null
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by:RiteshShah
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aneeshattingal,

I guess join should be on t1.ID =t2.IdOfFirstTable not with t2.id........
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by:thomasmutton
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RiteshShah,

I have tried your second option but it does not deliver distinct records. Should I use a distinct?
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by:RiteshShah
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you can use it, but what happened to my first query?
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by:thomasmutton
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They have the same outcome
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by:RiteshShah
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in that case, I recomend you to go for option 1, it is proper method to go.
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by:thomasmutton
ID: 24364577
Ok well this is the command I am using.

it does not work.

SELECT * FROM Gower_tbl_photosforsaleoptiongroups pfsog
JOIN Gower_tbl_photosforsalegroupoptions pfsgo ON
pfsog.pfsog_Id = pfsgo.pfsog_Id
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RiteshShah earned 500 total points
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is this giving you any error?

SELECT pfsog.* FROM Gower_tbl_photosforsaleoptiongroups pfsog
JOIN Gower_tbl_photosforsalegroupoptions pfsgo ON
pfsog.pfsog_Id = pfsgo.pfsog_Id
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by:thomasmutton
ID: 24364602
Nope, It is getting the right record from table 1 but just repeating it 3 times.
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by:RiteshShah
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in that case, use DISTINCT....
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by:thomasmutton
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Yeah that worked great.

SELECT DISTINCT pfsog.* FROM Gower_tbl_photosforsaleoptiongroups pfsog
JOIN Gower_tbl_photosforsalegroupoptions pfsgo ON
pfsog.pfsog_Id = pfsgo.pfsog_Id
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by:thomasmutton
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SELECT DISTINCT pfsog.* FROM Gower_tbl_photosforsaleoptiongroups pfsog
JOIN Gower_tbl_photosforsalegroupoptions pfsgo ON
pfsog.pfsog_Id = pfsgo.pfsog_Id
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