Querying the tables using JOIN Keyword

The INNER JOIN keyword selects all rows from both tables as long as there is a match between the columns in both tables

The LEFT JOIN keyword returns all rows from the left table (table1), with the matching rows in the right table (table2). The result is NULL in the right side when there is no match.

The RIGHT JOIN keyword returns all rows from the right table (table2), with the matching rows in the left table (table1). The result is NULL in the left side when there is no match.

The FULL OUTER JOIN keyword returns all rows from the left table (table1) and from the right table (table2). The FULL OUTER JOIN keyword combines the result of both LEFT and RIGHT joins.

The SQL CROSS JOIN produces a result set which is the number of rows in the first table multiplied by the number of rows in the second table, if no WHERE clause is used along with CROSS JOIN. This kind of result is called as Cartesian Product. If, WHERE clause is used with CROSS JOIN, it functions like an INNER JOIN.

The circles below represent the tables:

JoinTables1

Cross Join

JoinTables2

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