On Tue, May 18, 1999 at 02:43:22PM -0700, Dan Parisien wrote:
> Why would I want to join my tables? how would I do it? will it save
> me from doing selects where i see if (table1.sID=table2.sID) ??
Doing selects where you see if (table1.sID=table2.sID) is exactly
how you join your tables.
a_field1, a_field2, b_field1, b_field2
a, b # THIS IS THE JOIN
a.id = b.a_id
These kinds of selects are NOT something to be avoided! If you
are using a relational database, you want to be joining tables.
That's what relational databases are all about.
If this isn't what you were asking, please be more explicit.