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SQL join returning all not

Posted on 2009-07-14
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This is for Oracle.
I need to select the drawings that are NOT in the packlist table.
In other words, drawings that have no packlists.
This returns 91 rows, but there should only be about 3.
It returns all the drawing numbers multiple times.
I don't know how to do an inner join in oracle.
Can you help? Thanks! Beth
SELECT DRAWING.DRAWING, CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NAME, DRAWING.CUSTOMER_PART_NO
FROM CUSTOMER, DRAWING, PACKLIST
WHERE  DRAWING.DRAWING <>PACKLIST.DRAWING
AND CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NO = DRAWING.CUSTOMER_NO;

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Something like:
SELECT  DRAWING.DRAWING, CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NAME, DRAWING.CUSTOMER_PART_NO
FROM    CUSTOMER, DRAWING
WHERE   CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NO = DRAWING.CUSTOMER_NO
        AND DRAWING.DRAWING NOT IN (SELECT Drawing From PackList)

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by:Raja Jegan R
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Hope this helps:
SELECT DRAWING, CUSTOMER.CUSTOME, DRAWING.CUSTOME
FROM CUSTOMER 
INNER JOIN DRAWING ON CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NO = DRAWING.CUSTOMER_NO
LEFT OUTER JOIN PACKLIST ON DRAWING.DRAWING = PACKLIST.DRAWING
WHERE PACKLIST.DRAWING IS NULL

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by:mrjoltcola
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Inner join plus a check for non-existance would be something like:

SELECT DRAWING.DRAWING, CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NAME, DRAWING.CUSTOMER_PART_NO
FROM CUSTOMER INNER JOIN DRAWING ON DRAWING.CUSTOMER_NO = CUSTOMER.CUSTOMER_NO
WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM PACKLIST WHERE DRAWING.DRAWING = PACKLIST.DRAWING)
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