I'm expecting an ArcObjects code which is equivalent to SQL left join.

For example: I have the below SQL code, it's simple join to fetch the records from the both tables based on the ChecklistId value.

SELECT  T1.ChecklistId, T1.ChecklistName, 
        T2.Latitude, T2.Longitude
FROM [dbo].[TableOne] T1 
INNER JOIN [dbo].[TableTwo] T2 ON T2.ChecklistId = T1.ChecklistId
WHERE T1.ChecklistId = @ChecklistId

I converted the above SQL query into the ArcObjects.

IQueryDef queryDef = featureWorkspace.CreateQueryDef();

queryDef.Tables = "TableOne, TableTwo";
queryDef.SubFields = "TableOne.ChecklistId, TableOne.ChecklistName, TableTwo.Latitude, TableTwo.Longitude";
queryDef.WhereClause = "TableOne.ChecklistId = '" + checklistId + "' AND TableOne.ChecklistId = TableTwo.ChecklistId";

ICursor cursor = queryDef.Evaluate();
IRow row = null;

while ((row  = cursor.NextRow()) != null)
    // ... get and set the values to the objects

I want to fetch the records even the T1.ChecklistOwner column having null values. In simple words we can say as SQL LEFT JOIN as follows:

SELECT  T1.ChecklistId, T1.ChecklistName, 
        T2.Latitude, T2.Longitude,
FROM [dbo].[TableOne] T1 
INNER JOIN [dbo].[TableTwo] T2 ON T2.ChecklistId = T1.ChecklistId
LEFT JOIN [dbo].[TableThree] T3 ON T3.UserAlias = T1.ChecklistOwner
WHERE T1.ChecklistId = @ChecklistId

How can I convert the above SQL query into ArcObjects?

1 Answer 1


You can do a left join using the "Tables" property.

IQueryDef queryDef = ((IFeatureWorkspace)hoja.Workspace).CreateQueryDef();
queryDef.Tables = "User LEFT JOIN Country ON User.ID = Country.ID";
queryDef.SubFields = "User.ID, User.Name, Country.Name";

Works fine with left, right and inner joins, but no idea how to make a full join.

Also, you can use several joins grouping them with parenthesis.

queryDef.Tables = "((User INNER JOIN Country ON User.ID = Country.ID) LEFT JOIN C ON User.ID = C.ID)";

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