sql jOINS ??

I have a query in that i have 3 col where i have customer id ; i need customer names against those id, i am using left outer join for first one it works but if i use 2 more joins  to get names for 2 other col it goes to sleep takes hell of time is there faster or better way ?
Syed Ali Shah RashdiT24/Insight Technical ConsultantAsked:
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Have to see the table structure.
have your considered indexing the table your are joining to optimize the query ?

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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Syed, there is simply no way we can answer you as we have no clue about your tables or data.

Why not include your current query (this one: "I have a query in that i have 3 col ") then at least we can understand what you are doing now.

The very best technique for asking SQL questions is to do this:

a. supply "sample data"; this should be for EACH table separately. NOT a lot of data is needed.
b. he "expected result" based on the sample data, what result do you want

Excel is a good tool for figuring this out and you can attach the spreadsheet to the question.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Post your query as well sample data so we can assist you better.
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