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Multiple Value SQL Issue

4:44 am on Oct 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hey everyone, I'm having an issue with a SQL command. I have multiple "apples" and need to find apples that match a specific criteria.

Here is the database structure:

apple_id type_id type_value
1 Color Red
1 Size Small
2 Color Green
2 Size Small
3 Color Red
3 Size Small
4 Color Yellow
4 Size Big

I'm trying to find an apple that is Red & Small.

This is a basic example of what I am looking to do. The actual database has several types and values. What is the SQL command I would use?

Thanks in advance for your help!
10:14 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You need to join the table with itself. Try something like this (untested):

select a.apple_id from table a, table b where a.apple_id=b.apple_id and a.type_id='Color' and a.type_value='Red' and b.type_id='Size' and b.type_value='Small'