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MySQL Complex Search help

Posted on 2011-02-17
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Hello everyone,

I need some help regarding a complex query I am trying to run.

I have 2 tables.  One called Document_List, one called File_Detail.

They both have docID, which is the relationship between the 2 tables.

I want to search this:

Give all rows from File_Detail
Where Document_List.Flag = 6
And File_detail.NotesID = 0

This is my attempt, its almost there, but the notesID = 0 is not working:

select p2.file_detail.* from p2.file_detail 
left join p2.document_list on p2.file_detail.docnumber = p2.document_list.docnumber and p2.file_detail.notesid = 0
where p2.document_list.import_flag = 6;

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Can anybody point out where I'm going wrong here please?

Thanks very much!

Darren
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by:Aaron Tomosky
ID: 34917880
select p2.file_detail.* from p2.file_detail
left join p2.document_list on p2.file_detail.docnumber = p2.document_list.docnumber
Where
p2.file_detail.notesid = 0
And p2.document_list.import_flag = 6;
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Sharath earned 125 total points
ID: 34917933
>> This is my attempt, its almost there, but the notesID = 0 is not working:
What do you mean by not working. Are you getting empty result set? run this and see the result.
select p2.file_detail.* from p2.file_detail 
left join p2.document_list on p2.file_detail.docnumber = p2.document_list.docnumber and p2.file_detail.notesid = 0
and p2.document_list.import_flag = 6;

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by:dbridle
ID: 34918064
Thanks for the response guys.

Aaron, your suggestion ended up with the same result set.

Sharath, what I mean by not working, is that I get notesID's of 1, 2, 3 or whatever the value is, when I only want notesid = 0.  I also tried your solution, and the import_flag = 6 is not taking effect, so the notesid is working, but its returning the wrong results from document_list.

Thanks for your help so far!
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by:Sharath
ID: 34918097
Can you run this and see the result?
SELECT p2.file_detail.* 
  FROM p2.file_detail 
       LEFT JOIN p2.document_list 
         ON p2.file_detail.docnumber = p2.document_list.docnumber 
            AND p2.document_list.import_flag = 6 
 WHERE p2.file_detail.notesid = 0;

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by:dbridle
ID: 34918131
Hi Sharath,

Same result, the import_flag = 6 is not being processed.
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Expert Comment

by:Sharath
ID: 34918234
Is it possible to post the result of my last query and the expected result?
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Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 34918242
change LEFT JOIN to INNER JOIN
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by:dbridle
ID: 34918293
Tried all of the above variants with INNER JOIN, with no success.

Sharath, I can't post the result set as it contains sensitive data.  I'm trying to think of the best way to replicate the issue.  Perhaps if I sent a create statement of the 2 tables? I'm not sure.
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by:Sharath
ID: 34918305
I asked sample output because I don't understand by "Same result, the import_flag = 6 is not being processed."
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Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 34918385
hmmmm...

select f.* , f.*
 from p2.file_detail f
left join p2.document_list d
  on f.docnumber = d.docnumber 
 and d.import_flag = 6
where f.notesid = 0;

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Author Comment

by:dbridle
ID: 34918540
Angelll,

The following was in teh result set for notesID - "AFFF8329531912DA802575F40048BDB0".

All results had an import flag of 6.
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by:dbridle
ID: 34918778
Sharath--

"I asked sample output because I don't understand by "Same result, the import_flag = 6 is not being processed.""

I am essentially querying 2 result sets.  The outer result set, which is document_list where import_flag = 6 and in the enner result set, which is file_detail where notesid = 0.

On all of the above idea's, either one or the other where clause works, but never both of them.

So when I say import_flag = 6 is not being processed, or "did not work", what I mean is, that the where clause was ignored.

Hope that helps!
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
ID: 34918835
mysql does not ignore clauses.

please post "sample" data, meaning just the relevant part of the output. sensitive data cleared/anonymized.
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by:dbridle
ID: 34919296
I de-sensitized the field names, because it was becoming a hastle.

Here is the query:

select p2.neocol_extraction_file_detail.* 
    from p2.neocol_extraction_file_detail 
        inner join p2.neocol_extract_document_list 
            on p2.neocol_extraction_file_detail.f_docnumber = p2.neocol_extract_document_list.f_docnumber
where p2.neocol_extraction_file_detail.notesid = 0
    and p2.neocol_extract_document_list.import_flag = 6;

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Here is a sample results set, with the sensitive data removed and replaced by ***

application/pdf,***, AFFF8329531912DA802575F40048BDB0, 2785437, , 1212671
application/pdf, ***,AFFF8329531912DA802575F40048BDB0, 2785445, , 1212672
application/pdf, ***,D048A4D4CAED8C60802575F6003669A7, 2786092, , 1212680
application/pdf, ***,FF56A4995ED72066802575F6003A4375, 2786240, , 1212684
application/pdf, ***,FF56A4995ED72066802575F6003A4375, 2786257, , 1212685
application/pdf, ***,0, 2786434, , 1212691
application/pdf, ***,BD521712BD104949802575F900449A7A, 2786455, , 1212692

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Columns:
Mime Type, Path (***), NotesID, DocID,2ndPath (Usually Blank) , Unique File ID

As you can see from the above query, there is only 1 result in that set that should be there (the notesid = 0.

Here is the table containing the import_flag:

2785437, 46, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2785445, 46, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2786092, 12, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2786240, 5, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2786257, 5, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2786434, 6, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 
2786455, 12, 1, 1, 6, 14451, 0, 

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Columns - Docid, DocClasNum, export_flag, conversion_flag, import_flag (6), entryid, encrpyted_flag.

This is a subset of around 4 million rows, not sure if that has any baring!

Hope that helps.

Darren
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Author Comment

by:dbridle
ID: 34919624
Sometimes, you can work too hard and start to miss stupid things, like not surrounding a string with '.  Changed it to notesid = '0' and works fine.

Really sorry to have wasted your time folks, will split the points between you.
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