SQL | More exotic joins exercise | Use outer joins to show companions who have no episodes

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Software ==> SQL  (192 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> More exotic joins  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Introduction to SQL
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If you haven't already done so, run the script in the above folder to generate the Doctor Who database.

The database contains details of companions, and the episodes each appeared in:

Episodes and companions

Each companion can appear in one or more episodes.

Use this to list the names of the companions who haven't featured in any episodes.  You should find there's one of them, but we won't spoil the surprise by saying who it is!

Create a query based on the companions table, with an outer join to the episode companion table.

Save this query as outre.sql (that's neither a misspelling nor a funny joke), and close it down.

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07 Nov 17 at 01:34

I am not getting any results. Is this the right code?

use doctorwho

Select companionname
from tblCompanion as c
left outer join tblEpisodeCompanion as e
on c.CompanionId=e.EpisodeCompanionId
where e.EpisodeCompanionId =null

19 Apr 18 at 07:21

 
select c.CompanionName,c.WhoPlayed,E.Episodeid,E.EpisodeCompanionId 
from tblCompanion as C 
     left  join   tblEpisodeCompanion as E
    on c.CompanionId = E.CompanionId
    where (E.EpisodeCompanionId is null or E.EpisodeId is null)
 

Result i got      Sarah Jane Smith    Elisabeth Sladen    NULL    NULL

23 Mar 18 at 00:50

You must use "where e.CompanionId is null", this is the result that I got :

CompanionName    CompanionId    WhoPlayed
Sarah Jane Smith    8                       Elisabeth Sladen