I'm not sure I'm reading what you want correctly, but it sounds like you really want an INNER JOIN instead of a LEFT JOIN. INNER JOIN will only join if the records in both tables exist and match on the join criteria. Also, why are you joining the user_websites table to itself? Just use WHERE user_websites.user_id = '3'. Generally, you would join the other tables based on fields in the main table, instead of on constants.
SELECT w.website, c.comment, i.icq, s.signature FROM user_websites w INNER JOIN user_comments c ON w.user_id = c.user_id INNER JOIN user_icq i ON w.user_id = i.user_id INNER JOIN user_signature s ON w.user_id = s.user_id WHERE w.user_id = '3' This will only return records that exist in all of the tables. If there are any records that are not essential, change them to a LEFT JOIN. For example, if you icq and signature were optional return values, you would LEFT JOIN them instead of INNER JOIN, then only records that matched in user_websites and user_comments would be returned, and they would include anything that was found in user_icq or user_signature. "Andy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Hi there, > > I do want to pull out some data of a user. I did normalize the tables, so > there is a table for website, comment ... > > Now I would like to pull out the users website, comment.. but only if there > is one. > > Unfortunatelly my select stmt returns all 50000 records of the website > table: > > SELECT > w.website, > c.comment, > i.icq, > s.signature > FROM > user_websites > LEFT JOIN user_comments AS c ON c.user_id = '3' > LEFT JOIN user_icq AS i ON i.user_id = '3' > LEFT JOIN user_signature AS s ON s.user_id = '3' > LEFT JOIN user_websites AS w ON w.user_id = '3' > > Somehow my syntax must be wrong, but I can not find the error :-( > > Maybe one of you guys does know why. > > Thanx in advance, > > Andy > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php