MS Access, SQL JOIN syntax for 3-way table join

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In Microsoft Access, if you want to do more than one LEFT JOIN, you have to use parenthesis in the FROM clause otherwise, you get a "Missing Operator" error.

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  1. SELECT a.columna, b.columnb, c.columnc
  2. FROM ((tablea AS a) LEFT JOIN tableb AS b ON =
  3. LEFT JOIN tablec AS c ON =
  6. --Or, without the AS syntax...
  7. SELECT tablea.columna, tableb.columnb, tablec.columnc
  8. FROM (tablea LEFT JOIN tableb ON =
  9. LEFT JOIN tablec ON =


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