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Condition ending with (+) ? What is mean? [message #244189] Mon, 11 June 2007 21:53 Go to next message
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Registered: June 2007
Junior Member
Could anyone know what is the meaning when the PL/SQL condtion end with (+) ?
For example:
Select * From Table1, Table2, Table3
Where Table1.a=Table2.a(+) and Table1.b=Table2.b(+) and Table1.c=Table3.c(+)

What is mean? If I want to convert it to sql, how to do it?
please help..

Thank you

[Updated on: Mon, 11 June 2007 22:20]

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Re: Condition ending with (+) ? What is mean? [message #244208 is a reply to message #244189] Tue, 12 June 2007 00:10 Go to previous message
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Registered: November 2006
Senior Member
It means Oracle OUTER JOIN operator.
As this is part of Oracle SQL you can use it there as well.
Optionally you may rewrite it to LEFT OUTER JOINs as shown in examples.
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