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Discussion on: SQL Joins without the Venn diagrams

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Aaron Reese

In 20 years of writing SQL I have never found a legitimate use for RIGHT JOIN in production code. RJ indicates you don't understand your data as it can always be rewritten as a LJ.

One issue that often catches new users is the filter predicate. If you apply it to the Join clause on a LJ you only drop the joined record,; if you add it to the WHERE clause you drop the entire row.

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Helen Anderson Author

Great advice! Thanks for sharing :)