Tutorials References Exercises Menu
Paid Courses

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 Self Join


MySQL Self Join

A self join is a regular join, but the table is joined with itself.

Self Join Syntax

SELECT column_name(s)
FROM table1 T1, table1 T2
WHERE condition;

T1 and T2 are different table aliases for the same table.


Demo Database

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

Below is 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 Self Join Example

The following SQL statement matches customers that are from the same city:

Example

SELECT A.CustomerName AS CustomerName1, B.CustomerName AS CustomerName2, A.City
FROM Customers A, Customers B
WHERE A.CustomerID <> B.CustomerID
AND A.City = B.City
ORDER BY A.City;
Try it Yourself »