right now I am "learning" Postgres SQL. I have 3 tables:
1) User: userId
2) Stack :stackId
3) User_Stack: userId, stackId
Now I want to fetch all stacks belonging to one user, given the userId. I understand I need to use Joins, but thats were I get stuck... I try it like this:
SELECT * FROM "Stack" LEFT OUTER JOIN "User_Stack" ON ('User_Stack.stackId' = 'Stack.stackId') WHERE "userId" = '590855';
Error: The returned data is empty.
PS: Is there any GUI Query builder out there ? Or do you have any other tips how to systematically create queries ?
EDIT: If I change the query to this:
SELECT * FROM "Stack" INNER JOIN "User_Stack" ON (User_Stack.stackId = Stack.stackId) WHERE "userId" = '590855';
I get the following error:
Kernel error: ERROR: missing FROM-clause entry for table "user_stack"
LINE 1: SELECT * FROM "Stack" INNER JOIN "User_Stack" ON (User_Stack...
Your main error is in the join. If you do
'something' = 'other' you're comparing string literals, not getting anything from the database. So this will always return false. You will want to compare
table1.field1 = table2.field2
Another thing is the
LEFT OUTER JOIN. I'm pretty sure you want an
INNER JOIN since you want only fields that exist in the other table.
Also don't use double quotes for fields and table names since then the database will require case sensitivity and usually it's not good to have case sensitive names. You can use them with lowercase names if you need and always create them in lowercase.
Numbers also don't need to be quoted, it will just cause more processing when the system has to convert them from text to numbers.