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Short Join Syntax?


Short Join Syntax?

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I swear I remember reading somewhere about an alternate, shorter JOIN syntax in cases where the column being joined has the same name in both tables. But I can't seem to find a reference to it by Googling. Am I misremembering?

It was something like this:
SELECT T1.ColID
FROM T1
INNER JOIN T2 ON ColID




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I swear I remember reading somewhere about an alternate, shorter JOIN syntax in cases where the column being joined has the same name in both tables. But I can't seem to find a reference to it by Googling. Am I misremembering?

It was something like this:
SELECT T1.ColID
FROM T1
INNER JOIN T2 ON ColID



I've never seen that in T-SQL. MySQL maybe?


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I think it was in one of my Louis Davidson books, it was almost definitely T-SQL. But I'll have to go try to dig it up.


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T-SQL has no join constructs like that.

Oracle (iirc) has a NATURAL JOIN which joins on the foreign key columns, but SQL Server doesn't have that


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