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Joining Data in SQL

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Joining data is an essential skill in data analysis, enabling you to draw information from separate tables together into a single, meaningful set of results. In this comprehensive course on joining data, you'll delve into the intricacies of table joins and relational set theory, learning how to optimize your queries for efficient data retrieval.

Understand Data Joining Fundamentals

You will learn how to work with multiple tables in SQL by navigating and extracting data from various tables within a SQL database using various join types, including inner joins, outer joins, and cross joins. With practice, you'll gain the knowledge of how to select the appropriate join method.

Explore Advanced Data Manipulation Techniques

Next up, you'll explore set theory principles such as unions, intersects, and except clauses, as well as discover the power of nested queries in SQL. Every step is accompanied by exercises and opportunities to apply the theory and grow your confidence in SQL.
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  1. 1

    Introducing Inner Joins


    In this chapter, you’ll be introduced to the concept of joining tables and will explore all the ways you can enrich your queries using joins—beginning with inner joins.

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    The ins and outs of INNER JOIN
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    Your first join
    100 xp
    Joining with aliased tables
    100 xp
    USING in action
    100 xp
    Defining relationships
    50 xp
    Relationships in our database
    100 xp
    Inspecting a relationship
    100 xp
    Multiple joins
    50 xp
    Joining multiple tables
    100 xp
    Checking multi-table joins
    100 xp
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    Outer Joins, Cross Joins and Self Joins

    After familiarizing yourself with inner joins, you will come to grips with different kinds of outer joins. Next, you will learn about cross joins. Finally, you will learn about situations in which you might join a table with itself.

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    Set Theory for SQL Joins

    In this chapter, you will learn about using set theory operations in SQL, with an introduction to UNION, UNION ALL, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT clauses. You’ll explore the predominant ways in which set theory operations differ from join operations.

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Maham is a Data Scientist on a mission to make data skills accessible for everyone. She's worked on creating toolkits and exploring experimental applications of data science for urban analytics, disaster risk management, and climate change mitigation at the World Bank. She has a background in Experimental Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Oxford and Urban Data Science from NYU.
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