After someone reported a small bug in the “two INNER JOINs” diagram, I have created an update to the poster. This is update 4.1, only a minor version upgrade due to only a small change. The thing I love about the SQL Server community is the positive feedback that people give to help improve things.
So many times I have been asked for help with a query, where the question really comes down to the understanding of the difference between INNER and LEFT or RIGHT JOINs. I created this poster a few years ago and I keep it posted on the wall at the office. This way when I am trying to explain JOIN types, I just refer to the poster.
I have created the poster below to help describe JOIN types in SQL Server. This had lead to lots of confusion over time, and this is the best way that I have seen to describe them.
- Version 4 of the poster contains 3 new Venn diagrams, INTERSECT, UNION, and EXCEPT. This caused the poster to need to be split onto 2 pages.
- Version 4.1 is just a bug fix on the “two INER JOINs” diagram, and a page added at the end with details on the free Database Health Monitor download.
If you are looking for the MySQL version of the poster, click here.
Click to download the TSqlJoinTypePoster.pdf
If you are interested in printing out the poster, download the TSqlJoinTypePoster.pdf file and print it.
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