Can't you go into the query with WRKQRY and look at this screen:

Specify How to Join Files

Type comparisons to show how file selections are related, press Enter.
Tests: EQ, NE, LE, GE, LT, GT

Field Test Field


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Helgren
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 9:01 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Making Matched Records with Primary File in
Query an Outer joininSQL

"Pete, make sure you double check the joins being done in
query vs. the joins being done in SQL. "

There's the rub. I don't know what the joins are in the
query because all I have is a list of "where " comparisons.
That is I have "Where
field1=field2 and field1 = field2 " etc instead of "from file1 join
file2 on field1= field2 join file3 on field1 = field3" That
is what is leaving me scratching on head on a " Matched
Records with Primary File"
option in query. There are no joins listed in the query from

I guess to restate this: If there WAS a way to see the exact
syntax (SQL
Syntax) from a query, replicating that in SQL would be a
snap. As it is, when you have a complex query that produces
the desired results in Query/400, you basically have to start
from scratch in rebuild that query in SQL. In my particular
case I have a query that outputs in a way I expect in
Query/400 but replicating that same result in SQL had been
devilishly difficult.

I wonder how the new Web Query product is going to migrate
existing Query/400 queries (if it indeed does do that)? They
must have a better tool than RTVQMQRY .


Wilt, Charles wrote:
Note that one thing to keep in mind is the join fields
being specified
in Query or SQL

There's two options in both:
F1 joined to F2
F2 joined to F3


F1 joined to F2
F1 joined to F3

The join chosen changes the results. For instance, with Chucks
example data slightly modified (F1 has 1-10, F2 has 1-5,
and F3 has 2,4,6,8 ) option 1 returns:

1 1 -
2 2 2
3 3 -
4 4 4
5 5 -
6 - -
7 - -
8 - -
9 - -
10 - -

Whereas option 2 returns
1 1 -
2 2 2
3 3 -
4 4 4
5 5 -
6 - 6
7 - -
8 - 8
9 - -
10 - -

Pete, make sure you double check the joins being done in
query vs. the joins being done in SQL.


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