SQL Syntax Part III

I'm back again! I can't figure this one out for the life of me. I need to convert the FROM statement from Access to SQL. The more tables there are, the more confusing it is for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is the FROM statement in Access.....

FROM ((dbo_somast INNER JOIN qrySOITEM ON dbo_somast.fsono = qrySOITEM.fsono) INNER JOIN qrySORELS ON (qrySOITEM.finumberA = qrySORELS.finumberA) AND (qrySOITEM.fsono = qrySORELS.fsono)) LEFT JOIN (qryJOITEM LEFT JOIN dbo_jodbom ON qryJOITEM.fjobno = dbo_jodbom.fjobno) ON (qrySORELS.fsono = qryJOITEM.fsono) AND (qrySORELS.finumberA = qryJOITEM.finumberA) AND (qrySORELS.frelease = qryJOITEM.fkey)

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Lawrence SalvucciInformation Technology ManagerAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Gott a love it how Access throws in a wompload of parentheses marks.
Cleaned up, and used table aliases to make it more readable
SELECT blah, blah, blah 
FROM dbo_somast s
   JOIN qrySOITEM soi ON s.fsono = soi.fsono
   JOIN qrySORELS sor ON soi.finumberA = sor.finumberA AND soi.fsono = sor.fsono
   LEFT JOIN qryJOITEM joi ON sor.fsono = joi.fsono AND sor.finumberA = joi.finumberA AND sor.frelease = joi.fkey
   LEFT JOIN dbo_jodbom jod ON joi.fjobno = jod.fjobno 

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This may help, although it doesn't speak to cleaning up JOINs:  Migrating your Access queries to SQL Server

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Too many parenthesis. Try this version:
FROM dbo_somast 
	INNER JOIN qrySOITEM ON dbo_somast.fsono = qrySOITEM.fsono
	INNER JOIN qrySORELS ON qrySOITEM.finumberA = qrySORELS.finumberA AND qrySOITEM.fsono = qrySORELS.fsono
		LEFT JOIN dbo_jodbom ON qryJOITEM.fjobno = dbo_jodbom.fjobno
		ON qrySORELS.fsono = qryJOITEM.fsono AND qrySORELS.finumberA = qryJOITEM.finumberA AND qrySORELS.frelease = qryJOITEM.fkey

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Sorry Jim, only after submit I saw that you've answered already.
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Lawrence SalvucciInformation Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your quick responses. I already printed that article you mentioned, Jim. I'm reading through it and learning as I go. Just certain parts that I still struggle with and the FROM statements is like a thorn in my side when there's multiple tables. Thank you again for your guidance!
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Do me a favor and send me a message with the areas were the article doesn't cover what you have to learn, and I'll make a revision to the article addressing them.  

I need to go in there anyways as an EE upgrade about six months ago affected the image rendering in articles, and looks like I need to make some cosmetic changes.

Thanks for the grade, good luck with your project.  -Jim
Lawrence SalvucciInformation Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
Will do Jim. I will message you in a few.
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