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Joining Multiple matches from Right Table to 1 row of results


Joining Multiple matches from Right Table to 1 row of results

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eric.kelley
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I have a cross reference table, attributexref, which holds values of different fields based distinguished by hattributename. I am wanting to populate a single row for each property record, and have columns for each of the different attribute types from attributexref. Instead it is populating a separate row for each match in the attributexref table. Any ideas?

Here is the code I currently have:


Select distinct
p.scode,
unit.scode,
case av.hattributename when 7 then av.sValue Else '' end,
p.sAddr2
, p.sCity
, p.sState
, p.sZipCode
, case av.hattributename when 8 then av.sValue Else '' end
, case av.hattributename when 34 then av.sValue Else '' end
, PROPBUT8.DUPSTATUS
, case av.hattributename when 5 then av.sValue Else '' end
, PROPBUT13.ACQUISITIONDATE
, PROPBUT13.ACQUISITIONPRICE
, PROPBUT13.ALLINACTUAL
, PROPBUT13.ALLINSTABLE
, PROPBUT13.STABLEDT
, tenant.sRent
, Case tenant.iStatus When 0 Then 'Current' When 1 Then 'Past' When 2 Then 'Future' When 3 Then 'Eviction' When 4 Then 'Notice' When 5 Then 'Vacant' When 6 Then 'Applicant' When 7 Then 'Cancelled' When 8 Then 'Wait list' When 9 Then 'Denied' Else ' ' End
, PROPBUT8.CITYTAX
, PROPBUT8.COUNTYTAX
, PROPBUT8.REFINANCEDSTATUS
, PROPBUT8.DATEREFINANCED
, PROPBUT8.FINANCELENDER
From Property p
Inner Join unit ON p.hMy = unit.hProperty
Left Outer Join PROPBUT13 ON p.hMy = PROPBUT13.hCode
Left Outer Join PROPBUT8 ON p.hMy = PROPBUT8.hCode
Inner Join Tenant ON p.hMy = tenant.hProperty
inner join attributexref attr on p.hmy = attr.hFileRecord and attr.iFileType = 3
inner join attributevalue av on attr.hattributevalue = av.hmy
Where 1= 1



Here are the results I'm currently getting:
00051201 00051201 5 Rolling Hill Ct Columbia SC 29172 NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL 650.00 Current NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL
00051201 00051201 5 Rolling Hill Ct Columbia SC 29172 NULL Bulk Buy NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL 650.00 Current NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL
00051201 00051201 5 Rolling Hill Ct Columbia SC 29172 Oct NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL 650.00 Current NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL
00051201 00051201 BLTREJV3 Columbia LLC 5 Rolling Hill Ct Columbia SC 29172 NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL 650.00 Current NULL NULL NULL NULL NULL
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Welcome to the world of pain that is EAV tables. Entity-Attribute-Value seems like a neat way to get round storing properties of entities until you try to retrieve the data.:-D

The short answer is that there isn't a good way becuase it is (normally) a bad way to organise the data. There is a very good thread on the board somewhere called EAV Vs SQLVariant Vs. XML

Effectively when you want to query the data you need to treat each attribute as if it was a separate table, so why not just store the data like that in the first place:XML if ideally suited for storing attribute values but it does mean that you need to learn XQuery or the XML shredding tools built into your front end language (.NET has great support for XML or so I am told)
Brandie Tarvin
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Actually, I have a few thoughts that could get around this. Mainly via the use of a subquery that selects each distinct property and then JOINs to the other tables to pull up the remaining fields.

Post your Table DDL and some sample data and I'll see what I can whip up that will help you out.

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