No, he meant rarely want to join entire tables without a cross referencing ID column.

That's definitely something you wouldn't want to do very often. It's impractical and extremely inefficient.

Ben Lake wrote:

Rarely want to do joins? That's a new one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Baisley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 3:04 PM
To: John Ryan
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] SELECT FROM 2 or more tables

A join merges every record in one table with every record in another table, which is something you rarely want to do. So you want to set a filter on the merged records, which can be anything, but is usually a match between a field in one table and a field in another table.

That's a join in two sentences or less.

On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 03:41 PM, John Ryan wrote:

I cant grasp JOIN for the life of me

-- - Brian Dailey

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