When most developers think of joins, they think of a.SomethingID = b.SomethingID. This type of join, the equijoin, is vitally important to SQL programming; however, it only scratches the surface of the power of the SQL join. This is the first in a series of articles that will look at several different types of exotic joins in SQL. This article will focus on using the BETWEEN operator in joins when dealing with range-based data.
By Chris Cubley
2005/04/29 (first published: 2003/01/22)