Table cannot be outer joined

hi
i have this query
SELECT xoj.entry_date job_date, xoj.well, xoj.rig, xoj.job_type,
       xoj.job || xoj.job_type job_descritpion, xoj.opn_job_desc,
       lab2.well_depth, fvl.attribute1, xoj.contract, xoj.invoice_date,
       xoj.invoice_ref,
       SUM (rad.amount) OVER (PARTITION BY xoj.opn_job_desc) invoice_amt,
       SUM (npar_get_invoice_balance (ra.customer_trx_id, '31-Aug-2013')
           ) OVER (PARTITION BY xoj.opn_job_desc) pending_bal_due,
       SUM (NVL (app.amount_applied, app.amount_applied_from)
           ) OVER (PARTITION BY xoj.invoice_ref) amount_paid_correct
  FROM xxnp_opn_joblog_001 xoj,
       napesco_well_stage_lab lab2,
       fnd_flex_values_vl fvl,
       ra_customer_trx_all ra,
       ra_cust_trx_line_gl_dist_all rad,
       ar_receivable_applications_all app,
       ar_payment_schedules_all ps_inv,
       ar_cash_receipts_all ar
WHERE xoj.opn_job_desc(+) = ra.attribute1
   AND rad.customer_trx_id = ra.customer_trx_id
   AND xoj.rig(+) = fvl.flex_value --this is the problem : a table cannot be outer joined to more than one
   AND xoj.opn_job_id = lab2.job_id
   AND xoj.invoice_ref = '2012-1575'
   AND rad.account_class = 'REC'
   AND rad.latest_rec_flag = 'Y'
   AND app.applied_payment_schedule_id = ps_inv.payment_schedule_id
   AND app.cash_receipt_id = ar.cash_receipt_id
   AND app.display = 'Y'
   AND ra.customer_trx_id = ps_inv.customer_trx_idi would like to include AND xoj.rig(+) = fvl.flex_value also in the query
kindly guide
thanking in advance
Edited by: makdutakdu on Apr 8, 2013 1:47 PM
Edited by: makdutakdu on Apr 8, 2013 1:48 PM

Sir ,i am not able to figure out why
SELECT *
  FROM fnd_flex_values_vl fvl, xxnp_opn_joblog_001 xoj
WHERE
   xoj.rig = fvl.flex_value
returns no value
whereas xoj.rig(+) =fvl.flex_value does return data  ---as this returned data ,i would like to add it in my main query then again datatype of rig is char and flex_value is varchar2 .is tht  the problem
and again xoj.rig=fvl.flex_value(+) does not return any datai know everyone in the forum is busy but i am just exploring new areas in oracle at my workplace with the tasks i am given ,which is why i post questions here when i am really stuck or ignorant
kindly guide
thanking in advance
Edited by: makdutakdu on Apr 8, 2013 3:24 PM

Similar Messages

  • OUTER JOIN -- Error: ORA-01417  (a table may be outer joined to at most one

    Hi there,
    I have a rather simple task: retrieve all the records in a table, for agiven domain p_domain_id (input parameter). The problem is that there are about 6 FKs in the table, and I need the names (strings) corresponding to those FKs (from other tables). Unfortunately, some of the FKs are NULL, so in '=' I loose records. Without the last 2 lines in WHERE clause, I get the correct result. With d2 in place (and without the "(+)" ) I loose 2 records. With the d3 (and also without "(+)"), I do not get any record.
    With the "(+)", the code compiles but I get the run time error ORA-01417
    NOTE: I put the "+" within parentheses, in order to show it like a text in this editor.
    What's an elegant solution to this?
    Thanks a lot.
    Here's the code:
    SELECT
    a.DOMAIN,
    b.NAME,
    a.DE_ID,
    a.NAME,
    a.PREFERRED_LABEL,
    a.TECHNICAL_DEFINITION,
    a.PUBLIC_DEFINITION,
    a.DE_TYPE,
    c1.NAME,
    a.HAS_PARAMETER,
    a.VALUE_CLASS,
    c2.NAME,
    a.INDEX_TERMS,
    a.DATA_TABLE_ID,
    d1.TABLE_NAME,
    a.SP_INSERT,
    a.SP_UPDATE,
    a.SP_GET_BYMRN,
    a.SP_GET_BYATTRIBUTE,
    a.VALUE_TABLE_ID,
    d2.TABLE_NAME,
    a.PARAM_TABLE_ID,
    d3.TABLE_NAME,
    a.PARAM_DOMAIN_LOGIC,
    a.SP_LOV,
    a.LOWER_LIMIT,
    a.UPPER_LIMIT,
    a.BOOLEAN_Y,
    a.BOOLEAN_N,
    a.COMMENTS,
    a.ENTERED_BY,
    commons_API.get_person_full_name(a.ENTERED_BY),
    a.ENTERED_ON
    FROM
    DATA_ELEMENT_INDEX a,
    DE_DOMAIN b,
    GENERAL_LIST c1,
    GENERAL_LIST c2,
    TABLE_GROUP d1,
    TABLE_GROUP d2,
    TABLE_GROUP d3
    WHERE
    DOMAIN = p_domain_id AND
    b.DOMAIN_ID = a.DOMAIN AND
    c1.ID = a.DE_TYPE AND
    c2.ID = a.VALUE_CLASS AND
    d1.TABLE_ID = a.DATA_TABLE_ID AND -- it works well without the next two lines
    d2.TABLE_ID = a.VALUE_TABLE_ID "(+)" AND
    d3.TABLE_ID = a.PARAM_TABLE_ID "(+)"
    ORDER BY a.NAME;
    Edited by: user10817976 on Oct 19, 2009 8:14 AM

    One of my standard replies...
    Oracle syntax does not support outer joining to more than one table.
    However ANSI syntax does...
    SQL> select * from a;
            ID      B_KEY      C_KEY
             1          2          3
             2          1          4
             3          3          1
             4          4          2
    SQL> select * from b;
            ID     C_KEY2
             1          1
             2          5
             3          3
             4          2
    SQL> select * from c;
          KEY1       KEY2 DTA
             1          1 1-1
             1          2 1-2
             1          3 1-3
             1          4 1-4
             2          1 2-1
             2          2 2-2
             2          3 2-3
             2          4 2-4
             3          1 3-1
             3          2 3-2
             3          3 3-3
             3          4 3-4
             4          1 4-1
             4          2 4-2
             4          3 4-3
             4          4 4-4
    16 rows selected.
    SQL> ed
    Wrote file afiedt.buf
      1  select a.id as a_id, b.id as b_id, c.key1 as c_key1, c.key2 as c_key3, c.dta
      2  from a, b, c
      3  where a.b_key = b.id
      4  and   a.c_key = c.key1 (+)
      5* and   b.c_key2 = c.key2 (+)
    SQL> /
    and   a.c_key = c.key1 (+)
    ERROR at line 4:
    ORA-01417: a table may be outer joined to at most one other table
    SQL> ed
    Wrote file afiedt.buf
      1  select a.id as a_id, b.id as b_id, c.key1 as c_key1, c.key2 as c_key3, c.dta
      2  from a JOIN b ON (a.b_key = b.id)
      3*        LEFT OUTER JOIN c ON (a.c_key = c.key1 and b.c_key2 = c.key2)
    SQL> /
          A_ID       B_ID     C_KEY1     C_KEY3 DTA
             3          3          1          3 1-3
             4          4          2          2 2-2
             2          1          4          1 4-1
             1          2
    SQL>

  • ORA-01417: a table may be outer joined to at most one other table

    Hi All,
    I want to display the data even if there is no corresposding data in the fac_pos table.
    when using outer joins getting error message.
    Any work around for this ? Please suggest. :-)
    SQL> SELECT case when flen.FPID is not null then
      2        'do the calculations here'
      3        else
      4        'no value in the FAC_POS table so do the ELSE PART'
      5       end CASE ,
      6       mtf.EXT_FID
      7          FROM
      8       D_F_MAP  MTF,
      9             FAC   EFAC,
    10             TRADING       EST,
    11             FAC_POS         FLEN,
    12             USERS_MAP custmap
    13       WHERE mtf.SRC_FID  = efac.FID (+)
    14         AND mtf.SRC_DID  = efac.DID  (+)
    15         AND efac.TFID = est.TFID 
    16         AND mtf.EXT_FID (+) = flen.FID              
    17         AND mtf.EXT_DID (+)  = flen.DID 
    18      AND custmap.SRC_CUST_ID   =  est.SID  (+)     
    19         AND custmap.EXT_CUST_ID  =  flen.CUSTID (+)
    20      and est.TFID =14;
    no rows selected
    SQL> SELECT case when flen.FPID is not null then
      2        'do the calculations here'
      3        else
      4          'no value in the FAC_POS table so do the ELSE PART'
      5       end CASE ,
      6       flen.CUSTID FROM TRADING EST, USERS_MAP,FAC_POS FLEN,FAC EFAC, D_F_MAP  MTF
      7  WHERE
      8   EST.SID = USERS_MAP.SRC_CUST_ID        (+) AND
      9   USERS_MAP.EXT_CUST_ID   =  flen.CUSTID (+) AND
    10   MTF.SRC_DID (+) = EFAC.DID         AND
    11   MTF.SRC_FID (+) = EFAC.FID        AND
    12   efac.TFID = est.TFID         AND
    13   mtf.EXT_FID (+) = flen.FID                 AND         
    14   mtf.EXT_DID (+)  = flen.DID     AND
    15   est.TFID =14
    16  /
    MTF.SRC_FID (+) = EFAC.FID        AND
    ERROR at line 11:
    ORA-01417: a table may be outer joined to at most one other table
    create table D_F_MAP
      SOURCE  VARCHAR2(10) not null,
      SRC_DID VARCHAR2(8) not null,
      SRC_FID VARCHAR2(10) not null,
      EXT_DID VARCHAR2(20),
      EXT_FID VARCHAR2(20)
    create table FAC
      TFID  NUMBER,
      SRC   VARCHAR2(10),
      DID   NUMBER,
      FID   NUMBER,
      CSAMT NUMBER
    create table FAC_POS
      FPID   NUMBER,
      CUSTID NUMBER,
      SRC    VARCHAR2(10),
      DID    NUMBER,
      FID    NUMBER,
      SPOS   NUMBER
    create table PASS_OVER
      TFID VARCHAR2(20) not null,
      FLG  VARCHAR2(1)
    create table TRADING
      TFID  NUMBER not null,
      SRC   VARCHAR2(10),
      TDATE DATE,
      BID   NUMBER,
      SID   NUMBER
    create table USERS_MAP
      SRC_CUST_ID VARCHAR2(8) not null,
      EXT_CUST_ID VARCHAR2(20),
      SRC         VARCHAR2(10) not null
    insert into D_F_MAP (SOURCE, SRC_DID, SRC_FID, EXT_DID, EXT_FID)
    values ('KP', '854', '7754', '101', '1202');
    insert into D_F_MAP (SOURCE, SRC_DID, SRC_FID, EXT_DID, EXT_FID)
    values ('KP', '4545', '4444', '504', '1604');
    insert into D_F_MAP (SOURCE, SRC_DID, SRC_FID, EXT_DID, EXT_FID)
    values ('KP', '7858', '9646', '604', '1705');
    insert into D_F_MAP (SOURCE, SRC_DID, SRC_FID, EXT_DID, EXT_FID)
    values ('MS', '8799', '4544', '987', '1654');
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (10, 'KP', 854, 7754, 85000);
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (11, 'KP', 854, 7754, 44000);
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (12, 'KP', 4545, 4444, 47000);
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (13, 'KP', 7858, 9646, 80000);
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (14, 'MS', 8799, 4544, 60000);
    insert into FAC (TFID, SRC, DID, FID, CSAMT)
    values (15, 'KP', 854, 7754, 66000);
    insert into FAC_POS (FPID, CUSTID, SRC, DID, FID, SPOS)
    values (94, 5555, 'EXT', 504, 1604, 6000);
    insert into FAC_POS (FPID, CUSTID, SRC, DID, FID, SPOS)
    values (90, 1111, 'EXT', 101, 1202, 1000);
    insert into FAC_POS (FPID, CUSTID, SRC, DID, FID, SPOS)
    values (91, 2222, 'EXT', 302, 3652, 1000);
    insert into FAC_POS (FPID, CUSTID, SRC, DID, FID, SPOS)
    values (92, 3333, 'EXT', 987, 1654, 6000);
    insert into FAC_POS (FPID, CUSTID, SRC, DID, FID, SPOS)
    values (93, 4444, 'EXT', 604, 1705, 9000);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (10, 'KP', to_date('10-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 1548, 96751);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (11, 'KP', to_date('02-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 5468, 7895);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (12, 'KP', to_date('20-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 1258, 6985);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (13, 'KP', to_date('22-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 5468, 7865);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (14, 'MS', to_date('18-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 4669, 6893);
    insert into TRADING (TFID, SRC, TDATE, BID, SID)
    values (15, 'KP', to_date('20-02-2009', 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 1548, 6975);
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('9675', '1111', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('5468', '2222', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('6893', '3333', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('5468', '4444', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('7865', '5555', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('6975', '6666', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('6975', '7777', 'kp');
    insert into USERS_MAP (SRC_CUST_ID, EXT_CUST_ID, SRC)
    values ('6985', '8888', 'kp');Thanks.

    Hi,
    Thanks for posting the sample data in such a useful form! I'm sorry, I'm not at a database now, so I can't run it.
    What are the correct results you want from that data?
    You can outer-join to more than one table using ANSI notation.
    Another solution is to do some of the joins in a sub-query. It looks like the problem is with the est table. If you join all the tables except est in a sub-query, then you can join est to that result set in the main query.
    If you "want to display the data even if there is no corresponding data in the fac_pos table.", and fac_pos is being called flen, then you have the + signs in the wrong places.
    16         AND mtf.EXT_FID (+) = flen.FID              
    17         AND mtf.EXT_DID (+)  = flen.DID  means "display data from flen even if there is no match in mtf".

  • A table may be outer joined to at most one other table

    I am trying to use a lookup dim (C) with inputs from 2 different lookup dim (A and B). And I getting the following error:
    "a table may be outer joined to at most one other table"
    Any suggestion?

    This is sql limitation that you can not have queries like
    select ...
    from a, b, c
    where c.x1(+) = a.y
    and c.x2(+) = b.z
    Probaby you are genearting code similar to this. I will suggest to use Joiner instead of lookup as you have better control over join conditions there. Other option may be to use Transformation function.

  • Can we join 3 tables with left outer join

    hi friends.
          Can any one tell how to join 3 tables using <b>left outer join</b>...i tried by taking some fields of <b>ekko,ekpo,eket</b>, but this not working ... plz give a sample code with some fields.

    Hi Uday
    <b>Inner joins using 3 tables </b>
    <i><b>Try this :-</b></i>
    SELECT stpo~stlnr stpo~idnrk mast~matnr mara~mtart stpo~menge 
    INTO CORRESPONDING FIELDS OF TABLE zmat1 FROM mast 
    JOIN stpo ON stpo~stlnr = mast~stlnr 
    JOIN mara ON mara~matnr = mast~matnr 
    WHERE stpo~stlty = 'M' "AND stpo~idnrk IN s_matnr 
    AND mast~werks = 1000.
    <b><i>Here s_matnr is a select-options on the selection-screen. </i></b>
    <i><b>Or this. </b></i>
    <b>Code: </b>
         Select single Vbrk~Bukrs Vbrk~Kunrg    Vbrk~Vbeln 
                       Vbrk~Fkdat Vbrk~Bstnk_Vf Vbrk~Zterm 
                       Tvzbt~Vtext 
                       Vbak~Vbeln Vbak~Bstdk 
                       Likp~Vbeln Likp~lfdat    Likp~Lfuhr 
           into w_vbrk 
           from vbrk 
          inner join       Tvzbt on Tvzbt~Zterm        = Vbrk~Zterm      and 
                                    Tvzbt~Spras        = sy-langu 
          Inner join       Vbfa  as SalesLnk 
                                 on SalesLnk~vbeln     = pu_vbeln        and 
                                    SalesLnk~vbtyp_v   = c_order 
                inner join Vbak  on Vbak~Vbeln           = SalesLnk~Vbelv
          Inner join       Vbfa  as DeliveryLnk 
                                 on DeliveryLnk~vbeln   = pu_vbeln       and 
                                    DeliveryLnk~vbtyp_v = c_Delivery 
                inner join Likp  on Likp~Vbeln          = DeliveryLnk~Vbelv 
          where vbrk~vbeln = pu_Vbeln.
    <i><b>This code locates sales, delivery and payment terms info from a billing document number.</b></i> 
    <i><b>or</b></i>
    <b>
    Here, this one also works fine :</b>
    select zfpcd~cadivi zfpcd~proforma zfpcd~factura zfpcd~aniofactura 
    zfpcd~montousd zfpcd~montoap zfpcd~ebeln zfpcd~inco1 
    zfpcd~lifnr lfa1~name1 zcdvs~status zfpcd~conint 
    into it_lista 
    from zfpcd inner join zcdvs 
    on zfpcd~ebeln = zcdvs~ebeln 
    and zfpcd~proforma = zcdvs~proforma 
    and zfpcd~lifnr = zcdvs~lifnr 
    inner join lfa1 
    on zfpcd~lifnr = lfa1~lifnr 
    where zcdvs~status = '04'.
    Reward if helpfull
    Regards
    Pavan

  • Multiple tables using left outer join?

    Hi, guys:
    I have 4 tables: A, B, C; if I want to do the following:
    A left outer join B, its result left outer join C.
    How can I do that? BTW, I am using DB2.
    The following is a sample inner join:
    select a.id, b.first, c.last
    from A as a, B as b, C as c
    thanks

    select ..
    from A a
    left outer join B b ON ....
    left outer join C c ON ...
    WHERE ...
    rgds

  • How to use left outer join on more than one table (source)

    Hi all,
    In our project we are converting the Unix shell & SQL scripts into OWB mappings. We are facing problem converting left outer join in OWB. here is one of the example. i have just pasted the FROM and where condition.
    FROM ym_scr t1, branch_finmonth t3
    LEFT OUTER JOIN item_image t2
    ON (t1.branch_no = t2.branch_no
    AND t1.item_no = t2.item_no
    AND t3.to_date between t2.tran_dt and t2.to_dt
    AND t2.to_dt >= '$start_images' ) <<<========= '$start_images' THIS COMES FROM THE UNIX VARAIBLE ,
    We converts the same when we are putting it in OWB join Operator
    INGRP1.branch_no = INGRP2.branch_no(+)
    AND INGRP1.item_no = INGRP2.item_no(+)
    AND INGRP3.to_date between t2.tran_dt and t2.to_dt
    AND INGRP2.to_dt >= INGRP2.start_images
    But as you see in the OWB opreator we can put left join with INGRP1 with INGRP2.
    We can not make same join with INGRP3 & INGRP4 , becoz it failed saying "you cannot left outer join on more than one table/source".
    so overall this OWB code makes incomplete left outer join as per the above ANSI SQL join in Oracle.
    Bcoz of the problem we are getting less number of rows...........
    SO please please help me on this
    Regards
    Ashok

    Hi.
    I know this topic is here for a while now, but I had the same problem today, searched for help and didn´t find anything.
    Later I figured out how to do this.
    You just have to put the (+) one time, and the OWB converts in an LEFT OUTER JOIN statement.
    For this case, all you have to do is:
    ( INGRP1.branch_no = INGRP2.branch_no(+) AND INGRP1.item_no = INGRP2.item_no AND INGRP2.to_dt >= INGRP2.start_images )
    Regards,
    Godoy

  • Double outer join on table

    Hi
    Let's say I have three tables ORDERS, PRODUCT and CLIENT. I want a query that will give me all PRODUCT and CLIENT combinations and the total sum of orders if it has one. If I try to do this:
    select P.NAME, C.NAME, SUM(O.AMOUNT)
    from PRODUCT P, CLIENT C, ORDER O
    where P.ID = O.PRODUCT_ID(+) and
    C.ID = O.CLIENT_ID(+)
    I get an error where I cannot double outer join a table.
    Any ideas?

    3360 wrote:
    BluShadow wrote:
    and ANSI allows a little more in those terms than regular oracle syntax.It is different, but it cannot do anything that regular equi-joins cannot do. In most cases the optimizer converts ANSI joins to regular joins for execution, and this additional conversion has been subject to numerous bugs.ANSI does allow for doing things that regular Oracle syntax cannot do.
    Here's an ANSI way to do it if you only want to see those client/product combinations that exist in orders table:
    SQL> with product as (
      2     select 101 id, 'Product 1' name from dual union all
      3     select 102 id, 'Product 2' name from dual union all
      4     select 103 id, 'Product 3' name from dual
      5  ), client as (
      6     select 11 id, 'Client 1' name from dual union all
      7     select 12 id, 'Client 2' name from dual
      8  ), orders as (
      9     select 11 client_id, 101 product_id, 10 amount from dual union all
    10     select 11 client_id, 103 product_id, 30 amount from dual union all
    11     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual union all
    12     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual
    13  )
    14  --
    15  -- end-of-test-data
    16  --
    17  select p.name
    18       , c.name
    19       , sum(o.amount)
    20    from orders o
    21    left outer join product p
    22         on p.id = o.product_id
    23    left outer join client c
    24         on c.id = o.client_id
    25   group by
    26         p.name
    27       , c.name
    28   order by
    29         p.name
    30       , c.name
    31  /
    NAME      NAME     SUM(O.AMOUNT)
    Product 1 Client 1            10
    Product 2 Client 2            40
    Product 3 Client 1            30(If the datamodel is good with product_id being a foreign key of product.id and the same with client, then outer join is not really necessary, I know. But for the sake of argument assume bad datamodel that needs outer join ;-) )
    The above ANSI can be written in regular Oracle syntax as well:
    SQL> with product as (
      2     select 101 id, 'Product 1' name from dual union all
      3     select 102 id, 'Product 2' name from dual union all
      4     select 103 id, 'Product 3' name from dual
      5  ), client as (
      6     select 11 id, 'Client 1' name from dual union all
      7     select 12 id, 'Client 2' name from dual
      8  ), orders as (
      9     select 11 client_id, 101 product_id, 10 amount from dual union all
    10     select 11 client_id, 103 product_id, 30 amount from dual union all
    11     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual union all
    12     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual
    13  )
    14  --
    15  -- end-of-test-data
    16  --
    17  select p.name
    18       , c.name
    19       , sum(o.amount)
    20    from orders o, product p, client c
    21   where p.id(+) = o.product_id
    22     and c.id(+) = o.client_id
    23   group by
    24         p.name
    25       , c.name
    26   order by
    27         p.name
    28       , c.name
    29  /
    NAME      NAME     SUM(O.AMOUNT)
    Product 1 Client 1            10
    Product 2 Client 2            40
    Product 3 Client 1            30Many old Oracle coders will probably state that this syntax is much easier. For a simple case like this I find both ways easy. But I have complex cases where I much prefer ANSI where I can easily distinguish join predicates from filter predicates. It is a matter of opinion, I know ;-)
    But if we then take the original post as a literal specification, that we want all combinations of products and clients and then the sum of order amount if it exists, null otherwise.
    This can be written easily in ANSI notation:
    SQL> with product as (
      2     select 101 id, 'Product 1' name from dual union all
      3     select 102 id, 'Product 2' name from dual union all
      4     select 103 id, 'Product 3' name from dual
      5  ), client as (
      6     select 11 id, 'Client 1' name from dual union all
      7     select 12 id, 'Client 2' name from dual
      8  ), orders as (
      9     select 11 client_id, 101 product_id, 10 amount from dual union all
    10     select 11 client_id, 103 product_id, 30 amount from dual union all
    11     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual union all
    12     select 12 client_id, 102 product_id, 20 amount from dual
    13  )
    14  --
    15  -- end-of-test-data
    16  --
    17  select p.name
    18       , c.name
    19       , sum(o.amount)
    20    from product p
    21   cross join client c
    22    left outer join orders o
    23         on o.product_id = p.id
    24        and o.client_id = c.id
    25   group by
    26         p.name
    27       , c.name
    28   order by
    29         p.name
    30       , c.name
    31  /
    NAME      NAME     SUM(O.AMOUNT)
    Product 1 Client 1            10
    Product 1 Client 2
    Product 2 Client 1
    Product 2 Client 2            40
    Product 3 Client 1            30
    Product 3 Client 2
    6 rows selected.ANSI notation allows outer join with more than one table.
    Regular Oracle syntax could only do this by creating an inline view of the cartesian join and then outer joining orders with the inline view. Doable, but not as nice (IMHO) as the ANSI method for a case like this ;-)

  • Outer Join for 2 Tables?

    Hi,
    i have 3 Tables, one is the "main" table.
    Table1
    Col1
    Col2
    Col3
    Table2
    Col2
    Col4
    Col5
    Table3
    Col4
    Col6
    Now i want all hits from Table 1, all outer join hits from table 2 and the regarding rows from table 3.
    The join from Table1 to Table2 is no problem, but how to add table3?
    SELECT *
        FROM table1 AS t1
              LEFT OUTER JOIN table2 AS t2
                    ON t2col2 = t1col2
       INTO CORRESPONDING FIELDS OF TABLE      result
        WHERE t1~col1 IN so_col1.

    Hi,
    a right table in an outer join cannot become a part of an inner join or an outer join. So you will have to use some other technique.
    meaing table1 connects to table2 with an outer join resulting in all rows table1 and cooresponding if existing from table2, now table2 is the right table it cannot make a join with table3. inner or outer.
    regards,
    Khusro Habib

  • Best Practice - Outer Join between Fact and Dim table

    Hi Gurus,
    Need some advice on the below scenario
    I have an OOTB subject area and we have around 50-60 reports based on it. The related subject area Fact and Dim1 table are having inner join.
    Now I have a scenario for one report where outer join has to be implemented between Fact and Dim1. Here I am against changing the OOTB subject area join as the outer join will impact the performance of other 50-60 reports.
    Can anyone provide any inputs on what is the best way to handle this scenario?
    Thanks

    Ok. I tried this:
    Driving table : Fact, Left outer join -- didnt work.
    Driving table: Dimension D left outer join -- didnt work either
    In either the case, I see physical query as D left outer Join on Fact F. and omitting the rows.
    And then I tried this -
    Driving table: Fact, RIght outer join.
    Now, this is giving me error:
    Sybase][ODBC Driver]Internal Error. [nQSError: 16001] ODBC error state: 00000 code: 30128 message: [Sybase][ODBC Driver]Data overflow. Increase specified column size or buffer size. [nQSError: 16011] ODBC error occurred while executing SQLExtendedFetch to retrieve the results of a SQL statement. (HY000)
    I checked all columns, everything matched with database table type and size.
    I am pulling Fact.account number, Dimension.account name, Fact.Measures. I am seeing this error each time I pull Fact.Account number.

  • Maximum number of tables that can be outer joined with one table in a query

    Hi All,
    Iam new to sql, so can you please let me know What is the maximum number of tables that can be outer joined with one table in a query?
    Thanks,
    Srini

    srinu2 wrote:
    Iam new to sql, so can you please let me know What is the maximum number of tables that can be outer joined with one table in a query?
    There is no limit to the number of tables you can outer join as long as you join them correctly.
    SQL> with a as
      2      (
      3      select 1 id, 2 b_key, 3 c_key from dual union all
      4      select 2 id, 1 b_key, 4 c_key from dual union all
      5      select 3 id, 3 b_key, 1 c_key from dual union all
      6      select 4 id, 4 b_key, 2 c_key from dual
      7      ),
      8      b as
      9      (
    10      select 1 id, 1 c_key2 from dual union all
    11      select 2 id, 5 c_key2 from dual union all
    12      select 3 id, 3 c_key2 from dual union all
    13      select 4 id, 2 c_key2 from dual
    14      ),
    15      c as
    16      (
    17      select 1 key1, 1 key2, '1-1' dta from dual union all
    18      select 1 key1, 2 key2, '1-2' dta from dual union all
    19      select 1 key1, 3 key2, '1-3' dta from dual union all
    20      select 1 key1, 4 key2, '1-4' dta from dual union all
    21      select 2 key1, 1 key2, '2-1' dta from dual union all
    22      select 2 key1, 2 key2, '2-2' dta from dual union all
    23      select 2 key1, 3 key2, '2-3' dta from dual union all
    24      select 2 key1, 4 key2, '2-4' dta from dual union all
    25      select 3 key1, 1 key2, '3-1' dta from dual union all
    26      select 3 key1, 2 key2, '3-2' dta from dual union all
    27      select 3 key1, 3 key2, '3-3' dta from dual union all
    28      select 3 key1, 4 key2, '3-4' dta from dual union all
    29      select 4 key1, 1 key2, '4-1' dta from dual union all
    30      select 4 key1, 2 key2, '4-2' dta from dual union all
    31      select 4 key1, 3 key2, '4-3' dta from dual union all
    32      select 4 key1, 4 key2, '4-4' dta from dual
    33      )
    34  select d.a_id, d.b_id, c.key1 as c_key1, c.key2 as c_key3, c.dta
    35  from
    36      c,
    37      (
    38      select
    39          a.id as a_id, b.id as b_id, a.c_key, b.c_key2
    40      from a, b
    41      where a.b_key = b.id
    42      ) d
    43  where d.c_key = c.key1 (+)
    44  and   d.c_key2 = c.key2 (+);
          A_ID       B_ID     C_KEY1     C_KEY3 DTA
             3          3          1          3 1-3
             4          4          2          2 2-2
             2          1          4          1 4-1
             1          2
    SQL>

  • How to use outer join on 2 tables with Oracle 8i

    Could anyone tell me the Oracle 8i syntax equivalent to :
    select user.name, city.adress, contry.name
    from user
    left outer join city on (user.rCity = city.code)
    left outer join country on (user.rCountry = country.code)
    I tried following :
    select user.name, city.adress, contry.name
    from user, city, contry
    where user.rCity (+) = city.code
    and user.rCountry (+) = country.code
    but displayed following error :
    ORA-01417: a table may be outer joined to at most one other table
    Thank you

    Logically I would expect a user to have a city and a country, or not. In that case the outer join should be on the other tables. Making your query:
    select user.name, city.adress, country.name
    from user, city, country
    where user.rCity = city.code (+)
    and user.rCountry = country.code (+);

  • Oracle outer join on  multiple tables throws error

    Hi ,
    We are using ansi joins with outer joins on multiple tables in oracle 9i.
    Now these queries have to be used in Oracle8i.
    Since Oracle8i does not support ansi sql we are replacing the ansi sql queries with the oracle joins.
    On trying the same we found that the following query
    select *from tab1 a, tab2 b, tab3 c where a.c1 = b.col1(+) and c.c2 = b.col2 (+)
    throws the error
    ORA-01417: a table may be outer joined to at most one other table.
    Is there a way to simulate this query without using the outer joins on multiple tables?
    thanks

    Try writing the query in this form:
    select * from
    (select t1.col1, t1.col2
    from schema.table1 t1, schema.table2 t2
    where t1.col1 = t2.col1(+)) t4,
    schema.table3 t3 where t4.col2 = t3.col2(+)
    In the subquery, you will have to list all the columns you want to see, and you will need to provide unique aliases for any columns with duplicate names. I tested this on 9i, and don't have an 8i system to work with, so I hope this helps.

  • Left outer join on Fact and dimension table.

    Hi all, I have a fact F with account number and few measures as columns.
    I also have a dimension D with account number, account name columns.
    Few account numbers from Fact doesnt exist in Dimension D , but they need to show up in the report though.
    How do I left join Fact and Dimension D in RPD?
    I have this report where I need to show Account Number, Account name, measures.
    If D doesnt have certain account numbers, I need to convert that account number from F as string and show it in the report in account name column.
    Can you pls help.

    Ok. I tried this:
    Driving table : Fact, Left outer join -- didnt work.
    Driving table: Dimension D left outer join -- didnt work either
    In either the case, I see physical query as D left outer Join on Fact F. and omitting the rows.
    And then I tried this -
    Driving table: Fact, RIght outer join.
    Now, this is giving me error:
    Sybase][ODBC Driver]Internal Error. [nQSError: 16001] ODBC error state: 00000 code: 30128 message: [Sybase][ODBC Driver]Data overflow. Increase specified column size or buffer size. [nQSError: 16011] ODBC error occurred while executing SQLExtendedFetch to retrieve the results of a SQL statement. (HY000)
    I checked all columns, everything matched with database table type and size.
    I am pulling Fact.account number, Dimension.account name, Fact.Measures. I am seeing this error each time I pull Fact.Account number.

  • Left Outer Joining multiple tables to one source table FAILS with VLD-1511

    Hi all,
    Is it me, or is OWB unable to handle left outer joining 1 source table to multiple other tables?
    I want to load a fact table so I have 1 source table with measures. This table must be outer joined to some dimensions that have their FK in the fact table.
    The SQL statement would look like this (and is perfectly valid):
    select ...
    from input, dim1, dim2
    where input.c1 = dim1.c1(+)
    and input.c2 = dim2.c2(+);
    I put the where clause in the joiner operator and validate, but that gives me message VLD-1511: A table may be outer joined to at most one other table.
    Even splitting this up into one outer join per joiner still gives this message.
    A search and look around on the forum and on metalink shows there are related issues (like bug 3334035). Seemingly creating a view is the work-around to use.....? (ie downgrading owb to a simple gui tool) }-;
    Have other people experienced this problem of not being able to outer join one input table to multiple other tables?
    Thanks,
    Ed

    I have had some feedback from Oracle. It turns out this has to do with 2 issues. Below I have pasted the text that Support gave me:
    <---------- START QUOTE ---------->
    RESEARCH
    =========
    Bug 3437036 KEY LOOKUP DOES NOT DETECT ORA-1417 IN VALIDATE/GENERATE STEP
    Unpublished Bug 4211684 FORWARD PORT OF BUG 3437036
    shows:
    Some more development has been completed when this bug is fixed in Paris.
    The following are the details:
    1. If the join condition contains a full outer join such as
    tab1.c (+) = tab2.c (+) and tab2.c (+) = tab3.c
    then the new validations implemented for this bug do not apply since
    in OWB, full outer join triggers generation of joins in ANSI syntax.
    ANSI syntax does not have the original problem the base bug of this
    bug reported.
    2. If the join condition does not contain any full outer join condition,
    then the join is generated in Oracle join syntax, which is subject two
    several restrictions. The fix to this bug check two of the restrictions.
    3. The first restriction in Oracle syntax is that the outer join operator
    "(+)" can only directly be attached to a column name. If you attach it
    to an expression, such as the following:
    (tab1.c + 1) (+) = tab2.c
    Then there will be an ORA-936 error at the time of mapping deployment.
    For this case, I have added a validation message VLD-1512 to error out
    this situation.
    4. The second restriction in Oracle syntax is that a table can only be
    outer joined to exactly one other table.
    For example, this is an invalid join in Oracle syntax:
    tab1.c (+) = tab2.c and tab1.d (+) = tab3.d
    because tab1 is left outer joined to tab2 and tab3.
    But note that the following is still valid in Oracle syntax:
    tab1.c (+) = tab2.c and tab1.d = tab3.d (+)
    because tab1 is left outer joined to tab2 and right outer joined to tab3.
    So this latter case does not violate the restriction that "same oj" to
    more than 1 table is not allowed.
    If same oj to more than 1 table is specified in a join condition,
    VLD-1511 will be issued, and the map is made invalid.
    <---------- END QUOTE ---------->
    OWB does a partial validation, ie not all access paths are (can be) checked. A full check is only done by the database itself. So some scenarios (like checking whether multiple tables are outer joined the correct way) are not checked, and in this case are flagged with an error (even though it is actually a correct scenario).
    Seemingly this was not flagged with an error in earlier versions of OWB, so beware, OWB behaviour may change when upgrading...
    Alternative solutions are (1) using key lookups, (2) using a view with all outer joins in there, (3) using intermediate result tables between the joins.
    Hope this info helps some people prevent spending too much time on a false error message,
    Ed

Maybe you are looking for

  • Restore an iPhoto Library in Lion

    Just purchased a new harddrive and installed snow leopard and then upgraded to lion.  I'm wonding how I can now restore my iPhoto library and iTunes.  I backed up both folders to an external drive before doing the upgrade. Do I just copy the folders

  • Lock screen ios 7

    I have an iPad and I use an Apple iPad smart cover with it. It used to go straight to the home screen when I opened the cover, but after updating to ios7 I get the lockscreen when I open it and have to swipe to get access to the iPad. Is there anyway

  • Downloading FND Messages in all languages in one go

    Hi All, I 've a requirement to download FND_MESSAGES using FND_LOAD in all available languages in one go. But, Looks like the fnd_load command (afmdmsg.lct) downloads only the message corresponding to the current language setting (NLS_LANG). Can you

  • Error when importing java.util.Scanner

    Agh! I'm in an introduction to computer science course, and I am writing a program as an assignment that's due tomorrow. I have imported java.util.Scanner before, but I've only run it on the Windows PCs in the lab, whereas I am currently on a Mac. I'

  • "Unable to connect to iTunes Store" 90% of the time

    I have a 3rd Gen iPad with wifi only that I bought about 40 days ago.   Initially I had no problem downloading and updating apps but in the past few weeks I get "unable to connect to iTunes Store" over 90% of the time.   I always verfity the Internet