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    New Coder thindrakhya's Avatar
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    sql join query

    hi ,

    e.g this is my query

    USE pubs
    SELECT a.au_fname, a.au_lname, p.pub_name
    FROM authors a LEFT OUTER JOIN publishers p
    ON a.city = p.city
    ORDER BY p.pub_name ASC, a.au_lname ASC, a.au_fname ASC

    i want to know what is the difference if i use

    ON p.city = a.city

    insted of ON a.city = p.city

    Because i have been using the first option
    where the join table field = parent table field

    But now i have read on internet and they have used the scond case

    I am confused Please help

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    No difference.

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