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Old November 26th, 2004, 01:35 AM
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Hi there, i need help with sql

I have 4 tables,

UserTab(Id, Name, Email, Phone)
ItemTab(ItemId, Type, Item)
relationTab(Id, TransactionId, ItemId, Quantity, ReturnedDate, ReceiverId)
loanTab(Id, TransId, BorrowerId, DateBorrowed, IssuerId, ReceiverId)

I wanna do a search for employee and return the items tht the employee borrowed.

Whats wrong with my sql statement ?

SELECT UserTab.Name, ItemTab.Item
FROM LoanTab INNER JOIN UserTab ON LoanTab.ReceiverId = UserTab.Id
INNER JOIN relationTab ON LoanTab.TransId = relationTab.TransactionId
INNER JOIN ItemTab ON relationTab.ItemId = ItemTab.ItemId
WHERE Name LIKE '%strName%'



I tried doing this in the query analyzer it displayed the fields but no entries..

Pls help, thanks in advance
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Old November 26th, 2004, 04:43 AM
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Your joins and table structures look a bit strange.
Why are Trans(action)Id and ReceiverId in both loanTab and relationTab?
Why do you need loanTab in your query, why not just UserTab joined to relationTab on UserId = ReceiverId joined to ItemTab on ItemId = ItemId?



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