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## SQL Problem ...

I am using the following SQL statement:

SELECT DISTINCT estimate.JobID, estimate.JobName,
estimate.JobCode, estimate.GeneralContractor,
estimate.EstimateDate, compinfo.CompanyID,
compinfo.Company
FROM "estimate.db", "compinfo.db"
WHERE estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID
ORDER BY estimate.JobName, estimate.EstimateDate

The only problem with this statement is the case where
there is no entry in "compinfo.db" for "estimate.GeneralContractor".

Can I say something like ....

WHERE estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID
OR {estimate.GeneralContractor is not in compinfo.db}

Thanks.
ryan

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## Re:SQL Problem ...

gt03...@prism.gatech.edu (Ryan K. Williams) wrote:

##### Quote
>I am using the following SQL statement:
>SELECT DISTINCT estimate.JobID, estimate.JobName,
>    estimate.JobCode, estimate.GeneralContractor,
>    estimate.EstimateDate, compinfo.CompanyID,
>    compinfo.Company
>FROM "estimate.db", "compinfo.db"
>WHERE estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID
>ORDER BY estimate.JobName, estimate.EstimateDate
>The only problem with this statement is the case where
>there is no entry in "compinfo.db" for "estimate.GeneralContractor".
>Can I say something like ....
>WHERE estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID
>  OR {estimate.GeneralContractor is not in compinfo.db}

What you need to do is an OUTER JOIN. Try something like this:

... FROM estimate.db e LEFT OUTER JOIN compinfo.db c ON
e.GeneralContractor=c.CompanyID...

Good luck!

Amders

## Re:SQL Problem ...

On 30 Sep 1996 17:36:41 -0400, gt03...@prism.gatech.edu (Ryan K. Williams)
wrote:

##### Quote

>I am using the following SQL statement:

>SELECT DISTINCT estimate.JobID, estimate.JobName,
>    estimate.JobCode, estimate.GeneralContractor,
>    estimate.EstimateDate, compinfo.CompanyID,
>    compinfo.Company
>FROM "estimate.db", "compinfo.db"
>WHERE estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID
>ORDER BY estimate.JobName, estimate.EstimateDate

FROM "estimate.db" left outer join "compinfo.db"
on estimate.GeneralContractor = compinfo.CompanyID

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