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Outer join

Posted on 2011-10-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

After executing the following query:

Select e.deptartment _id EMP,d.department_id DEPT
from employee e, department d
where e.department_id(+) = d.department_id

I get:
|EMP                                     DEPT               |
 |                                          Contracting     |

I need the same results to be produced WITHOUT using the outer join

Question by:devguru001
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Accepted Solution

Qlemo earned 500 total points
ID: 36908756
The only way to achieve that without using an outer join is by UNION:
Select e.deptartment _id EMP,d.department_id DEPT
from employee e, department d
where e.department_id = d.department_id
Select NULL,d.department_id 
from department d
where not exists (select * from employee e where e.department_id = d.department_id)

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ID: 36908804
Good answer!!!!  Thanks for the quick response....

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