SQL (this AND that), OR (that AND theOther)

Alan Stenhouse alanstenhouse at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 9 10:46:17 CEST 2013


Roger

Could you perhaps concatenate the user + car columns to make a new key and then do a select from that?

e.g select * from ( select *, concat(user,car) as myKey from yourTable )

and use an appropriate where clause on that? Though it's not entirely clear what your requirement is.

HTH

cheers

Alan
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On 09/10/2013, at 4:57 AM, use-livecode-request at lists.runrev.com wrote:

> Having some SQL query troubles...  I need to get results from a long list
> in a single query, BUT there are pairs of fields that must match.  Every
> pair is a unique pair, aka no duplicates.  If my list contains 50 pair that
> are unique, I may only get 30 returned rows, but I need all 50.
> 
> This is what I've tried, but SQL strips away my outer parens, making my AND
> less binding for the pair.
> 
> WHERE
>      ((user = 'Joe') AND (car = 'Ford')) OR
>      ((user = 'John') AND (car = 'Chevy')) OR
>      ((user = 'Jim') AND (car = 'Kia')) OR
>      ((user = 'Jim') AND (car = 'Smart'))
> 
> ~Roger




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