mysql joining table with itself

Posted on 2013-01-28
Last Modified: 2013-01-29
Hi , what is wrong with this syntax:

  SELECT a.*,  b.* FROM   'pages`  a 
 left join  'pages'  b  on (b.parent_id =  

WHERE a.parent_id = 1

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Question by:sniger
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by:Tapan Pattanaik
ID: 38830022
SELECT a.*,  b.* FROM   'pages'  a
 left join  'pages'  b  on b.parent_id =

WHERE a.parent_id = 1

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guvera earned 250 total points
ID: 38830023

Just remove the single code in pages and check it. Also look the below link. Hope it may helpful to you,224134,224140#msg-224140

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by:Tapan Pattanaik
ID: 38830028
SELECT a.*,  b.* FROM   'pages'  a
 left join  'pages'  b  on b.parent_id =

WHERE b.parent_id = 1
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by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38830062
Use backticks consistently to quote table names or leave them out altogether.
 SELECT a.*,  b.* FROM   `pages`  a 
 left join  `pages`  b  on (b.parent_id =  
 WHERE a.parent_id = 1

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by:Bhavesh Shah
ID: 38830416
try this
SELECT a.*,  b.* 
FROM   pages a left join  pages  b  
on (b.parent_id =  
WHERE a.parent_id = 1

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awking00 earned 250 total points
ID: 38831522
You have 'pages` a with a leading quote and an ending back quote and 'pages' b with both a leading and ending quote.

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