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Query to show employees without training records

Posted on 2014-07-30
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I have a training DB that I use to track employee skills and what they were trained on, etc. I have a table called "tblEmployees" where I store the employees. I have a table called "tblTrainingRecords", and then a table called "tblTraining Participants". The tblTrainingRecords is the master table where the training classes are stored. And then the tblTrainingParticipants is where the employees are stored for the classes. What I need to do is find out which employees did not have training for a specified training class. If I store all the employees that had classes in the tblTrainingParticipants, how can I find out which employees did not have training? I hope this makes sense.

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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try this query, will return all employees without training records

select *
from tblEmployees As E Left Join tblTrainingParticipants As P
On E.EmployeeID=P.EmployeeID
where P.EmployeeID is null
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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Thank you very much for your quick response! Much appreciated!!
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by:Randy Poole
ID: 40230610
select * from tblEmployees where not EmployeeID in
(Select EmployeeID from tblTrainingRecords TR left join
tblTrainingParticipants TP on TR.id=TP.trainingid where
TR.classname='some class') 

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This will allow you to specify a class name/description then return all employees that are not registered for that class
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by:Randy Poole
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Sorry, thought you wanted a list based on who did not attend a class, not employees that never attended any class..
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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I do want a list based on who did not attend a class. I was gonna create a query with a criteria selection and use that as table "P" from example Rey gave me. Then I would just make the selection and fire the query example he gave me. Would your example do the same thing but only require one query?
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