SQL JOINS

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In SQL, a join is used to compare and combine — literally join — and return specific rows of data from two or more tables in a database. An inner join finds and returns matching data from tables, while an outer join finds and returns matching data and some dissimilar data from tables.

An inner join on Products returns information about only those products that are common in both tables or ALL Tables combined on based on the join conditions.

 

Outer Join

An outer join returns a set of records (or rows) that include what an inner join would return but also includes other rows for which no corresponding match is found in the other table.

Sometimes nulls will be produced in this process as some data is shared while other data is not.

Full Outer Join

A full outer join, or full join, which is not supported by the popular MySQL database management system, combines and returns all data from two or more tables, regardless of whether there is shared information. Think of a full join as simply duplicating all the specified information, but in one table, rather than multiple tables. Where matching data is missing, nulls will be produced.

 

 

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