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NOT IN based on two fields


NOT IN based on two fields

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Chrissy321
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Please help me to not use this silly concatenation method. I want to select all from the first table when the combination of two fields is not in the second.

What;s the accepted way to do this?

DECLARE @Test1 TABLE (Field1 varchar(1), Field2 int)
INSERT INTO @Test1
SELECT 'A',1 UNION
SELECT 'B',2 UNION
SELECT 'C',3

DECLARE @Test2 TABLE (Field1 varchar(1), Field2 int)
INSERT INTO @Test2
SELECT 'B',2 UNION
SELECT 'C',3


SELECT * FROM @Test1
WHERE
Field1 + CONVERT(varchar(1),Field2) NOT IN
(
SELECT Field1 + CONVERT(varchar(1),Field2) FROM @Test2
)
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I may be making it too simple and missing some nuance of what you are after, but I think you just want a LEFT JOIN.

SELECT  t1.Field1,
t1.Field2
FROM @Test1 t1
LEFT JOIN @Test2 t2 ON t1.Field1 = t2.Field1
AND t1.Field2 = t2.Field2
WHERE t2.Field1 IS NULL;



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This works also:



DECLARE @Test1 TABLE (Field1 varchar(1), Field2 int);
INSERT INTO @Test1
SELECT 'A',1 UNION
SELECT 'B',2 UNION
SELECT 'C',3 ;

DECLARE @Test2 TABLE (Field1 varchar(1), Field2 int);
INSERT INTO @Test2
SELECT 'B',2 UNION
SELECT 'C',3 ;

select * from @Test1 t1
where not exists(select 1 from @Test2 t2 where t1.Field1 = t2.Field1 and t1.Field2 = t2.Field2);




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Chrissy321 (3/21/2013)

SELECT * FROM @Test1
WHERE
Field1 + CONVERT(varchar(1),Field2) NOT IN
(
SELECT Field1 + CONVERT(varchar(1),Field2) FROM @Test2
)


SELECT * FROM @Test1 t2 
WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM @Test2 t2 WHERE t1.Field1 = t2.Field1 AND t1.Field2 = t2.Field2)




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Thank you all once again.
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