Tutorials References Exercises Videos NEW Menu
Paid Courses Website NEW

MySQL Tutorial

MySQL HOME MySQL Intro MySQL RDBMS

MySQL SQL

MySQL SQL MySQL SELECT MySQL WHERE MySQL AND, OR, NOT MySQL ORDER BY MySQL INSERT INTO MySQL NULL Values MySQL UPDATE MySQL DELETE MySQL LIMIT MySQL MIN and MAX MySQL COUNT, AVG, SUM MySQL LIKE MySQL Wildcards MySQL IN MySQL BETWEEN MySQL Aliases MySQL Joins MySQL INNER JOIN MySQL LEFT JOIN MySQL RIGHT JOIN MySQL CROSS JOIN MySQL Self Join MySQL UNION MySQL GROUP BY MySQL HAVING MySQL EXISTS MySQL ANY, ALL MySQL INSERT SELECT MySQL CASE MySQL Null Functions MySQL Comments MySQL Operators

MySQL Database

MySQL Create DB MySQL Drop DB MySQL Create Table MySQL Drop Table MySQL Alter Table MySQL Constraints MySQL Not Null MySQL Unique MySQL Primary Key MySQL Foreign Key MySQL Check MySQL Default MySQL Create Index MySQL Auto Increment MySQL Dates MySQL Views

MySQL References

MySQL Data Types MySQL Functions

MySQL Examples

MySQL Examples MySQL Quiz MySQL Exercises

MySQL INNER JOIN Keyword


MySQL INNER JOIN Keyword

The INNER JOIN keyword selects records that have matching values in both tables.

MySQL INNER JOIN

INNER JOIN Syntax

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

Demo Database

In this tutorial we will use the well-known Northwind sample database.

Below is a selection from the "Orders" table:

OrderID CustomerID EmployeeID OrderDate ShipperID
10308 2 7 1996-09-18 3
10309 37 3 1996-09-19 1
10310 77 8 1996-09-20 2

And a selection from the "Customers" table:

CustomerID CustomerName ContactName Address City PostalCode Country
1

Alfreds Futterkiste Maria Anders Obere Str. 57 Berlin 12209 Germany
2 Ana Trujillo Emparedados y helados Ana Trujillo Avda. de la Constitución 2222 México D.F. 05021 Mexico
3 Antonio Moreno Taquería Antonio Moreno Mataderos 2312 México D.F. 05023 Mexico


MySQL INNER JOIN Example

The following SQL statement selects all orders with customer information:

Example

SELECT Orders.OrderID, Customers.CustomerName
FROM Orders
INNER JOIN Customers ON Orders.CustomerID = Customers.CustomerID;
Try it Yourself »

Note: The INNER JOIN keyword selects all rows from both tables as long as there is a match between the columns. If there are records in the "Orders" table that do not have matches in "Customers", these orders will not be shown!


JOIN Three Tables

The following SQL statement selects all orders with customer and shipper information:

Example

SELECT Orders.OrderID, Customers.CustomerName, Shippers.ShipperName
FROM ((Orders
INNER JOIN Customers ON Orders.CustomerID = Customers.CustomerID)
INNER JOIN Shippers ON Orders.ShipperID = Shippers.ShipperID);
Try it Yourself »

Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Choose the correct JOIN clause to select all records from the two tables where there is a match in both tables.

SELECT *
FROM Orders

ON Orders.CustomerID=
Customers.CustomerID;

Start the Exercise