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From:David Lerer Date:August 3 2011 2:24pm
Subject:RE: Too many aliases
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I rarely use aliases (unless rarely required in self-join queries).
When I have that option, I create unique columns by prefixing every
table (and its objects) with a number.
Something like:
Create table T1234_Employee
  (C1234_Employee_id number(5),
   C1234_employee_status char(1)...)
  Index X1234_Employee_Id on .... Etc.

Yes, the column names may be longer this way, but easy to refer to and
easy to communicate (by specifying a table number). I wonder what others
think about it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rik Wasmus [mailto:rik@stripped] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:47 AM
To: mysql@stripped
Subject: Re: Too many aliases

> >>>> 2011/08/02 12:11 +0530, Adarsh Sharma >>>>
> select p.* from table A p, B q where
> or
> select p.* from table B q , A p where
> <<<<<<<<
> Why do people constantly change table names for queries, although, as
> it gain them nothing? It often makes for less clarity (for which table
> this an alias???).

Depens on your table names. I rather like being able to give a short 
description rather then long table names if someone decided that as a 
tablename. I doubt your example with already short tablenames is one
from real 
life, but if you saw someone doing it would indeed be a waste of time.
But the 
main thing is it helps to distinguish tables  in joins having the same
more then once (and of course results from subqueries etc.):

SELECT first.* 
FROM tablename first
LEFT JOIN   tablename second
   ON    first.some_id = second.some_id
   AND !=
Rik Wasmus

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