On Monday 21 Jun 2004 3:19 pm, Tom Lane wrote:
> Gary Stainburn <gary(dot)stainburn(at)ringways(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> > from requests r, users u, request_types t,
> > request_states s, dealerships d, departments de, customers c
> > left outer join (select co_r_id, count(co_r_id) from comments
> > group by co_r_id) co on
> > co.co_r_id = r.r_id
> > psql:goole1.sql:45: ERROR: Relation "r" does not exist
> I think you have learned some bad habits from MySQL :-(
> PostgreSQL follows the SQL spec and makes JOIN bind more tightly than
> comma. Therefore, in the above the LEFT JOIN is only joining "c" to
> "co" and its JOIN ON clause can only reference those two relations.
> You could get the behavior you seem to expect by changing each comma
> in the from-list to CROSS JOIN. Then the JOINs all bind left-to-right
> and so "r" will be part of the left argument of the LEFT JOIN.
> Note that if you are using a pre-7.4 release this could have negative
> effects on performance --- see the user's guide concerning how explicit
> JOIN syntax constrains the planner.
> regards, tom lane
Thanks for this Tom, but I've never used MySQL.
I'll look at the docs and have another go.
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