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Matching Data From Multiple Tables with SQL RIGHT JOIN

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Published Aug 9, 2017
Updated Oct 10, 2019

SQL RIGHT JOIN Keyword: Main Tips

  • This keyword brings back every row out of the right table into the same rows on the left table.
  • The value contained in the first table is NULL where the rows were not matched.

Syntax of SQL RIGHT JOIN

Example
SELECT column_name(s)
FROM tbl1
RIGHT JOIN tbl2 ON tbl1.column_name = tbl2.column_name;
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Demo Database

The "Orders" database table below:

ID Customer_ID Employee_ID
20408 2 7
20409 2 5
85471 1 3
75864 5 8

The "Employees" database table below:

ID Last_Name First_Name Birthdate Photos Note
1 Bob Bobby 11/18/1965 EmpID1.pic Cars are an important thing in my life...
2 Bill Billy 5/14/1954 EmpID2.pic Books are an important thing in my life...
3 Ben Benny 4/25/1967 EmpID3.pic Music is an important thing in my life...

SQL RIGHT JOIN: Example

The code example below will bring back every data record from employees with all the placed orders:

Example
SELECT Customer_orders.ID, Employees.Last_name, Employees.First_name
FROM Customer_orders
RIGHT JOIN Employees ON Customer_orders.employee_id = Employees.ID
ORDER BY Customer_orders.ID;