Help with selection query

I am trying to find the records that exist in a table (WOEQLIST0 that do not exist in another table (WOC)
with a sub selection within the table (WOEQLIST)
I have tried
Select WOEQLIST.WONUM, WOEQLIST.EQNUM, WOEQLIST.CLOSEDATE from WOEQLIST, WO, WOC
where WOEQLIST.WONUM = WO.WONUM and WO.CLOSEDATE = '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000' and
WO.REQUESTDATE < '2014-01-01 00:00:00.000' and WOEQLIST.WONUM <> WOC.WONUM

But it does not work, stopped it after bring back 36K

Gordon
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Akilandeshwari NCommented:
You are not joining all the tables mentioned in the FROM clause. You have joined WOEQLIST and WO tables but not WOC.
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sammySeltzerCommented:
Try this:

Select W1.WONUM,
   W1.EQNUM, 
   W1.CLOSEDATE from WOEQLIST W1
   LEFT JOIN WOC W2 ON W2.WONUM = W1.WONUM
 where W2.CLOSEDATE = '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000' 
 and 
 W2.REQUESTDATE < '2014-01-01 00:00:00.000' 
 and W2 IS NULL

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OR

SELECT Select W1.WONUM,
   W1.EQNUM, 
   W1.CLOSEDATE 
FROM  WOEQLIST W1
WHERE W2.CLOSEDATE = '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000' 
 and 
 W2.REQUESTDATE < '2014-01-01 00:00:00.000' 
AND NOT EXISTS 
    (SELECT * 
     FROM WOC W2 
     WHERE W1.WONUM = W2.WONUM)

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I think W2.CLOSEDATE should be W1.CLOSEDATE but I let you decide that.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Use NOT EXISTS:
Select WOEQLIST.WONUM, WOEQLIST.EQNUM, WOEQLIST.CLOSEDATE 
 from WOEQLIST, WO
 where WOEQLIST.WONUM = WO.WONUM
  and WO.CLOSEDATE = '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000'
  and WO.REQUESTDATE < '2014-01-01 00:00:00.000'
  and not exists (select 1 from WOC where WOEQLIST.WONUM = WOC.WONUM)

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Gordon HughesDirectorAuthor Commented:
Works great
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