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k3n51mm
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Posted - 11/12/2008 :  19:44:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The following pseudoquery is ANSI SQL, but will not work in
MS SQL because I cannot use multiple columns in a NOT IN subquery.
How can I get this result set using Transact-SQL? I keep getting
lost trying to figure it out.


SELECT Field1, Field2, Field3, Field4
FROM Table1
WHERE
Field5 = 'Param1'
AND Field1, Field2
NOT IN
(SELECT Field1, Field2
FROM Table2
WHERE Field6 = 'Param2')


Thanks

singularity
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Posted - 11/12/2008 :  20:02:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SELECT t1.Field1, t1.Field2, t1.Field3, t1.Field4
FROM Table1 t1
LEFT JOIN (SELECT Field1, Field2
FROM Table2
WHERE Field6 = 'Param2') t2 ON t1.Field1 = t2.Field1 and t1.Field2 = t2.Field2
WHERE t1.Field5 = 'Param1' AND t2.Field1 IS NULL
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k3n51mm
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Posted - 11/12/2008 :  20:38:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, but we received this error when running your query:
'There was an error parsing the query. [ Token line number = 3,Token line offset = 12,Token in error = SELECT ]'

Here's what we had tried before, but it didn't seem to be working. It seems to be a garbled version of yours:

SELECT t1.Field1, t1.Field2, t1.Field3, t1.Field4
FROM Table1 t1 LEFT JOIN Table2 t2 ON(t1.Field2 = t2.Field2)
AND (t1.Field1 = t2.Field1) AND (t2.Field5 = 'Param1')
WHERE (t1.Field6 = 'Param2')
AND t2.Field1 IS NULL

Any further ideas are appreciated.
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Jason100
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Posted - 11/12/2008 :  22:15:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SELECT a.Field1, a.Field2, a.Field3, a.Field4
FROM Table1 a
WHERE
Field5 = 'Param1'
AND NOT EXISTS (
SELECT * FROM Table2 b WHERE a.Field1=b.Field1
AND a.Field2 = b.Field2
AND Field6 = 'Param2')

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k3n51mm
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Posted - 11/12/2008 :  22:32:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that's it, THANK YOU!
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