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MSSQL Join Statements

Join Statements in MS SQL Management Studio.

There are several different Join types in here I will discuss them:
Inner Join Statement
Left Outer Join Statement
Right Outer Join Statement
Self Join Statement

Joining tables is one of the most useful operations we have. Large data should be divided to several tables (see Normalization Rules) for maximum flexibility and minimum resources usage.

Inner Join Statement: Inner Join is meant for combining rows between two tables, based on at least one column with the same data.
Although columns with the same data are the most common way to use the Inner Join, there is also a possibility to conduct it with "greater then", "not equal" etc.

        P.Name,         P.ListPrice,         S.UnitPrice,         S.OrderQty FROM Sales.SalesOrderDetail S INNER JOIN Production.Product P ON S.ProductID = P.ProductID

This is an example about a simple join which takes columns from two tables and combine it into one ta…