Bob Sanders Bob Sanders - 4 years ago 90
SQL Question

SQL Inner-join with 3 tables?

I'm trying to join 3 tables in a view; here is the situation:

I have a table that contains information of students who are applying to live on this College Campus. I have another table that lists the Hall Preferences (3 of them) for each Student. But each of these preferences are merely an ID Number, and the ID Number has a corresponding Hall Name in a third table (did not design this database...).

Pretty much, I have INNER JOIN on the table with their preferences, and their information, the result is something like...

John Doe | 923423 | Incoming Student | 005


Where 005 would be the HallID. So Now I want to match that HallID to a third table, where this table contains a HallID and HallName.

So pretty much, I want my result to be like...

John Doe | 923423 | Incoming Student | Foley Hall <---(INSTEAD OF 005)


EDIT here is what I currently Have

SELECT s.StudentID, s.FName, s.LName, s.Gender, s.BirthDate, s.Email, r.HallPref1, r.HallPref2, r.HallPref3
FROM dbo.StudentSignUp AS s INNER JOIN
RoomSignUp.dbo.Incoming_Applications_Current AS r ON s.StudentID = r.StudentID INNER JOIN
HallData.dbo.Halls AS h ON r.HallPref1 = h.HallID


Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

You can do the following (I guessed on table fields,etc)

SELECT s.studentname
    , s.studentid
    , s.studentdesc
    , h.hallname
FROM students s
INNER JOIN hallprefs hp
    on s.studentid = hp.studentid
INNER JOIN halls h
    on hp.hallid = h.hallid

EDIT:

Based on your request for multiple halls you could do it this way. You just join on your Hall table multiple times for each room pref id:

SELECT     s.StudentID
    , s.FName
    , s.LName
    , s.Gender
    , s.BirthDate
    , s.Email
    , r.HallPref1
    , h1.hallName as Pref1HallName
    , r.HallPref2 
    , h2.hallName as Pref2HallName
    , r.HallPref3
    , h3.hallName as Pref3HallName
FROM  dbo.StudentSignUp AS s 
INNER JOIN RoomSignUp.dbo.Incoming_Applications_Current AS r 
    ON s.StudentID = r.StudentID 
INNER JOIN HallData.dbo.Halls AS h1 
    ON r.HallPref1 = h1.HallID
INNER JOIN HallData.dbo.Halls AS h2
    ON r.HallPref2 = h2.HallID
INNER JOIN HallData.dbo.Halls AS h3
    ON r.HallPref3 = h3.HallID
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