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SQL Right Join Tutorial With Example | Right Outer Join In SQL is today’s topic. We have already seen the Left Join, Full Outer Join, Cross Join, Self Join, and Inner Join in this blog. The RIGHT JOIN keyword returns all the records from a right table (table2), and the matched records from a left table (table1). The result is NULL from the left side when there is no match. In some databases, the RIGHT JOIN is called RIGHT OUTER JOIN. The RIGHT JOIN clause allows us to query data from the multiple tables.

SQL Right Join Tutorial With Example

See the following VENN Diagram of SQL Right Join.

 

SQL Right Join Tutorial With Example

The syntax of SQL Right Join is the following.

SELECT column_name(s)
FROM table1
RIGHT JOIN table2
ON table1.column_name = table2.column_name;

In this syntax, table1 and table2 are the left and right tables, respectively.

For each row from the table2(Right) table, the query compares it with all the rows from the table1(left) table. If the pair of rows causes the join predicate to evaluate to true, the column values from these rows will be in the combined form to the new row which then included in the final result set.

If a row from the right table (table2) does not have any matching row from the table1(Left) table, the query combines column values of a row from the right table(table2) with NULL for each column values from the left table.

In short, the RIGHT JOIN clause returns all rows from the right table (table2) and matching the rows or NULL values from the left table (table1).

#SQL RIGHT JOIN Example

First, we need to create two tables. If you do not know how to create the table in SQL, then check out SQL Create Table tutorial. Now, create the first table.

#SQL Create Tables

Run the following query to create Products table.

CREATE TABLE Products (
    ProductID int PRIMARY KEY AUTO_INCREMENT,
    ProductName varchar(255) NOT NULL,
    ProductPrice int NOT NULL
);

You can see in the table in the database. The varchar, int is SQL Datatypes.

Now, create a second table using the following query.

CREATE TABLE Orders (
    OrderID int PRIMARY KEY AUTO_INCREMENT,
    ProductID int NOT NULL,
    OrderDate date NOT NULL
);

So, we have created the Products and Orders table. Now, we need to fill the data into the tables.

#INSERT Data into Tables

Next thing to do is that we need to insert the data into the database.

Insert the data into the Products and Orders table using INSERT INTO statement.

INSERT INTO Products (`ProductName`,`ProductPrice`)
VALUES 
('LV INITIALES', 60 ),
('KEEPALL BANDOULIÈRE 50', 70 ),
('KEEPALL BANDOULIÈRE 50', 80 ),
('AFTERGAME SNEAKER', 90 ),
('FRONTROW SNEAKER', 100 )

Run the above code, and you will see the data is filled inside the Products with these values.

Now, we need to add Orders data. See let’s do that. See the below query.

INSERT INTO Orders (`ProductID`,`OrderDate`)
VALUES 
(1, NOW() ),
(3, NOW() ),
(3, NOW() ),
(1, NOW() ),
(2, NOW() ),
(4, NOW() )

We have used SQL NOW() function to create current data. Run the above query and data is created inside the Orders table. So we have created two tables with the data. Now, we will use SQL RIGHT JOIN to query the data and fetch the results.

SELECT 
     p.ProductID,
     p.ProductName,
     o.OrderDate
FROM Products p
RIGHT JOIN Orders o ON o.ProductID = p.ProductID
ORDER BY o.OrderID;

See the following output.

Right Outer Join In SQL

 

So, in the above query, we are fetching three columns.

  1. p.ProductID means in the Products table fetch the ProductID.
  2. p.productName means in the Products table fetch the ProductName.
  3. o,orderDate means in the Orders table fetch the OrderDate.

We have Right Join Products with Orders table in which ProductID is common in both the tables.

In the Orders table, ProductID is a foreign key. Each sales order item includes one product. The link between the Products and the Orders tables is via the values in the ProductID column.

So, based on the foreign key, it maps the result in the final table.

In the final table, all the rows from the right table are included. In our case, the right table is Orders. So, all the Orders table row will be added and on the right side, if the condition is specified then the rows will be included from the left table otherwise null will be returned for a particular column.

See the following query.

SELECT 
     o.OrderID,
     p.ProductID,
     p.ProductName
FROM Products p
RIGHT JOIN Orders o ON o.ProductID = p.ProductID
ORDER BY o.OrderID;

See the output.

Right Join Tutorial in SQL

 

So, we have seen how to create a table and then use the Right JOIN to fetch the records from two tables.

Conclusively, SQL RIGHT Join Tutorial With Example | Right Outer Join in SQL article is over.

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