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From:Arjen Lentz Date:August 22 2005 12:23am
Subject:Re: Followup - Combining & Sorting Results
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Hi Mark,

On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 13:22, Mark Unwin wrote:
> Following on from the post on the board - 
> My initial post:
> -------------------------------------
> I have two tables. I wish to extract the following from the tables -
> Table 1
> IP Address
> Device Type
> Device Name
> Table 2
> IP Address
> System Name
> OS Type
> Combine these results and sort the whole list by IP Address. Is this
> possible ?

Looks to me like two separate queries.
You could make it into a union, but it really makes little sense since
the two tables have nothing in common really.


> Arjens response:
> -------------------------------------
> Sure. First of all, you can store an IPv4 address as an INT UNSIGNED,
> INSERT with INET_ATON("").
> Now for your query, it's a simple inner join. Can be done using a comma
> but for readability I generally use another syntax which shows the join
> condition:
> t1.device_type,t1.device_name,
> t2.system_name,t2.os_type
> FROM t1 JOIN t2 ON t1.ip = t2.ip
> (note that we're sorting by the decoded IP address) 
> -------------------------------------
> What if the two tables are not related ?
> IE - if the IPAddress fields aren't foreign keys ?
> I have a list of "PCs" and a list of "Network Items" - obviously the
> IPAddresses are different between the two tables, how can I get a list
> of all PCs & all Other Network Items, sorted by IP Address ?
> Mark Unwin.
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Followup - Combining & Sorting ResultsMark Unwin18 Aug
  • Re: Followup - Combining & Sorting ResultsArjen Lentz22 Aug
    • Re[2]: Followup - Combining & Sorting ResultsPaul Campbell22 Aug
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