That depends on your definition of a "join"...
I don't call it a join without a join condition. It gives you tableA * tableB
results - that's a carthesian product. Hardly a normal join.
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He does have a join. He has an *implied* INNER JOIN
FROM pages, pdflog
What he is really missing is the WHERE clause that matches something from pages with
something from pdflog.... Without it he is requesting a Cartesian product of his
tables (every combination of each row from both tables).
I prefer to define my JOINS *explicitly*. It makes it harder to accidentally define
SELECT DISTINCT company
INNER JOIN pdflog
ON ...some condition goes here ....
ORDER BY company
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"Martijn Tonies" <m.tonies@stripped> wrote on 08/09/2004 11:38:31 AM:
> > God, I feel real stupid this morning and know I should know this. I have
> > 2 tables in the same database and I'm trying to select distinct data from
> > a row with the same name in each table.
> > SELECT DISTINCT company FROM pages, pdflog ORDER BY company ASC
> > I'm missing something I'm sure because it doesn't work.
> Feel stupid again ;-)
> Where's your JOIN?