Exercise: Link 3 tables together using inner joins and table aliases

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Category ==> SQL  (156 exercises)
Topic ==> Basic joins  (8 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.

Write a query using inner joins to show all of the authors who have written episodes featuring the Daleks.  You may find the following relationship diagram useful to refer to:

Three tables linked

How to get from enemies to authors in 3 easy jumps.

You should find that there are 16 such episodes!

When you've finished, save this as Enough joins for now, then close it down.

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05 Nov 17 at 18:42

So is this the code?

use doctorwho

Select authorname

from tblauthor as a
inner join tblepisode as epi
on a.authorid = epi.authorid

inner join tblepisodeenemy as ene
on epi.episodeid = ene.episodeenemyid

inner join  tblenemy as enemy
on enemy.enemyid = ene.episodeenemyid

where title like '%Daleks%'

25 Oct 17 at 07:14

I just get only four rows ,

Select
x.AuthorName,y.EpisodeNumber,y.Title,y.EpisodeDate
From Author As x
INNER JOIN Episode As y
ON x.AuthorId = y.AuthorId
Where Title Like '%Daleks%';

Is this query correct?

25 Oct 17 at 08:44

You're showing all the episodes whose titles contain the word Dalek, rather than all episodes which feature the Daleks.  So for example an episode entitled "Little tin men from space" might feature the Daleks, but wouldn't appear in your query.