Join Options Dialog
The Join Options dialog appears when you double-click the join icon of a data source pre-join, a business view join or a query join. It helps you to edit the conditions of the specified join. See the dialog.
The following are details about options in the dialog:
Displays the mode of the join.
Specifies to make the join an outer join.
All rows are retrieved from the left table in a left outer join.
All rows are retrieved from the right table in a right outer join.
All rows are retrieved from both left and right tables in a full outer join.
Specifies the join conditions.
- Join Table
Displays the tables on which the join is set up.
- Add Condition
Adds a new condition line.
Deletes the selected condition line.
Makes the selected conditions in one group. Conditions can also be added to an existing group by selecting the conditions and the group while holding the Ctrl button, and then selecting the Group button.
Makes the selected condition ungrouped.
Moves the selected condition up to a higher level.
Moves the selected condition or group down to a lower level.
Lists the logic operator.
Logic operator And which is applied between this and the next line or between more than two lines of a group.
Logic operator Or which is applied to this and the next line.
- And Not
Logic operator And Not which is applied to this and the next line.
- Or Not
Logic operator Or Not which is applied to this and the next line.
- Text boxes
Specifies the objects to define the join condition. It can be a column in the two tables involved in the join, or a parameter or constant level formula in the current catalog data source. You can either select next to each text box to choose an object or type it in the text box manually. Parameters and formulas should be input in the format @ParameterName or :ParameterName.
Specifies the operator to compose the join condition.
Displays values that are equal to each other.
Displays values that are greater on the left side.
Displays values that are greater on the right side.
Displays values that are greater than or equal to the left side.
Displays values that are greater than or equal to the right side.
Displays values that are not equal to each other.
- [not] like
Like string pattern matching operator is used to compare the first expression string value to the pattern string (the second expression). If you want to use wildcard character in the pattern string, only "_" and "%" are supported.
- [not] in
Causes an enumerated list of values to appear in the WHERE clause predicate, used for evaluating for a true condition. For operator "in" or "not in", multiple values separated by comma (,) are allowed.
- [not] between
Allows the system to evaluate whether or not data values are located between a range of values indicated in the predicate. For operator "between" or "not between", there are two value text boxes for inputting the same type of values.
- is [not] null
It is used in WHERE clause predicates to match null values occurring in a specified data field. For operator "is null" or "is not null", the value text box is hidden.
- SQL Statement
Displays the SQL statement of the join condition.
Deletes the join.
Applies the changes and closes the dialog.
Cancels the changes and exits the dialog.
Displays the help document about this feature.