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  1. #1
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    Jun 2011

    Unanswered: Using full outer join in Oracle 8i

    Hi All,

    I want to run the below sql query in Oracle 8i using the concept of full outer join. Please let me know how I can do this. I guess I have to use union. If yes please advise how do i go about it.

    SQL> select nvl(t1.emp_no,t3.emp_no) emp_no, nvl(t1.work_date,t3.work_date) work_date, t1.time1 t_in, t3.time1 t_out
    2 from
    3 (select emp_no, work_date, time1
    4 from data_trans
    5 where time_type = 1) t1
    6 full outer join
    7 (select emp_no, work_date, time1
    8 from data_trans
    9 where time_type = 3) t3
    10 on t1.emp_no = t3.emp_no
    11 and t1.work_date = t3.work_date
    12 order by emp_no, work_date, t_in;
    full outer join
    ERROR at line 6:
    ORA-00933: SQL command not properly ended

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  3. #3
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    Sep 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by kmack View Post
    I want to run the below sql query in Oracle 8i using the concept of full outer join
    Let me try to help because:

    1. This is a forum where people post questions here to seek help, no matter how stupid the person is
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    3. I am new to Oracle, I try to teach other while I hope others will teach me
    Here is what I found:

    To write a query that performs an outer join and returns all rows from A and B, extended with nulls if they do not satisfy the join condition (a full outer join), use the FULL [OUTER] JOIN syntax in the FROM clause.

    select * from table1 a 
    full join table2 b
    on a.col1= b.col1
    You can use a full outer join to what you want to do but you need to brush up your SQL syntax to solve the syntax error

  4. #4
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    Jun 2004
    Liverpool, NY USA
    ANSI syntax is not supported in 8I and a full outer join is not directly supported.

    see the following link. It explains it very will.

    You can also do something like this

    select *    from t1, t2  
    where t1.key = t2.key (+)  
    select *    
    from t1, t2  
    where t1.key(+) = t2.key    
    and t1.key IS NULL;
    Last edited by beilstwh; 10-04-11 at 18:06.
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