SQL not exsist statement

I need to find if a entry of one column that does not  exsists in another table. so I want a list of all the ItemClassComponents.itemID that are not in the Item.ID column.


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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Try this

Select ItemClassComponents.itemID
from ItemClassComponents LEFT JOIN Item on ItemClassComponents.itemID = Item.ID
where Item.ID is null
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
SELECT ItemID
FROM ItemClassComponents
WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM Item WHERE Item.ID  =  ItemClassComponents.itemID   )
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DKJDAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help both are correct.  Not sure if i should split the points or award to first responder. which is the proper etiquette?
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
You can split it across two posts since there is no much time difference..
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DKJDAAuthor Commented:
Aneeshattingal, thanks for your help ! Would you mind explaining what the "1" is in your solution?
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
If you use Exists, then either 1 or column name represents the same..
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