I received the following question a couple of days ago from a programmer using the “Ask a Question” form which you can access from the menu of this blog:
Given the following table:
How do I select names of persons who know both Hindi and English?
In this table, that query should return Nikhil and Kisu.
Normally, if it were me, I’d create a Language table and a Name table and use an intermediate table to join them. But the solution would still be about the same. So we’ll work with the table we’ve been given.
What we need to do here is make this look like it is two tables–The Hindi table and the English table–and do a JOIN between the two:
FROM NameLang INNER JOIN
NameLang AS NameLang_1 ON NameLang.Name = NameLang_1.Name
WHERE (dbo.NameLang.Language = ‘English’) AND (NameLang_1.Language = ‘Hindi’)
This pulls all of the names from the table where the person speaks English and then JOINS them to a selection of all the names of people who speak Hindi. What you get back is a list of names of all the people who speak both.
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