Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168 , register , free tools , login , search , pro membership , help , library , announcements , recent posts , open posts Become a Pro Member
Join across 3 tables Joining table 1 and 3 via table 2 migthegreek msg:4239272 1:39 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0) I'm writing a query that selects from 4 tables. Here is a summary of the important columns (Most of the information comes from Table 1): Database 1 - Table 1 (instalments) order_id writer (id) Database 1 - Table 2 (orders) order_id customer (id) Database 1 - Table 3 (writers) id fname sname Database 2 - Table 4 (customers) id fname sname So firstly I have the order_id from Table 1. Then I need to get the customer for that order_id from Table 2. Then I need to get the customer's first name and surname from Table 4, in another database, based on the customer ID from the join on Table 2. Lastly, I also need to join the writer's first name and surname on Table 1's writer ID. Not really sure about stacking up joins like this, especially as it's across 2 different databases. Any help appreciated, thanks.
Maurice msg:4239753 4:54 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
very quickly of the top of my head using generic sql somthing like this SELECT a.order_id, b.customer,c.fname,c.sname, d.fname,d.sname FROM db1.tbl_1 a, db1.tbl_2 b,db1.tbl_3 c, db2.tbl_4 d WHERE a.order_id = b.order_id AND b.customer = d.id AND a.writer = c.id though you need to say what database you are.