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Is this even possible? I always end up with INNER JOIN after viewing the SQL that the wizard provides. I know how to write the query myself. I'm just trying to figure out if I should be selecting different options in the Query Wizard to make it do it automatically. Below, you'll find a description of what I'm expecting and my table designs:

The query should return all rows from TABLE_USERS. If a row in TABLE_USERS has data in the GroupName field, the query should return the GroupDescription from TABLE_GROUPS.

TABLE_USERS

Username

GroupName

TABLE_GROUPS

GroupName

GroupDescription

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MS shows how to create SQL for inner and outer joins, both by writing code and also using the designer. Specifically, to use the query Design view to create an outer join:

  • Double-click an existing inner join.

  • In the Join Properties dialog box, select from the choices listed by option 2 and option 3.

That said, my preference is to write the SQL myself, as it's faster and less prone to error.

  • Perfect! Thanks. Worked like a charm! – tmsdajpa Jul 10 '19 at 20:57

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