I think this should do the job
SELECT words.id FROM words left join searchwords on words.id =
searchwords.word_id where searchwords.word_id is Null;

Let me know if it is OK.

Dobromir Velev

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Mebberson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2001 4:17 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] Selection an id from a table where it doesn't exisit in

>Hi Guys,
>I have two tables, words and searchwords. words contains a list of words
>with an id number next to them and searchwords contains a page id with a
>word id (from the words table). I want to select all of the id's from the
>words table which does not exist in the word_id feild in the searchwords
>Make sense, it is for searching? Let me know if it doesn't.
>This is the SQL query I am running on MySQL (3.22) - SELECT id FROM words,
>searchwords WHERE words.id != searchwords.word_id;
>It isn't working. All it does it return a list of results which are totally
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