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Correlated subqueries and ANSI

Correlated subqueries and ANSI

Correlated subqueries and ANSI


can anyone tell me where it's mentioned in the standard document (part 2) that correlated subqueries are supported and where I am able to use them? I found out that ANSI mentions Feature E061-13 "Correlated subqueries" but I didn't found where it's specified, neither in the rules for subqueries nor in the rules for query expressions.  

Thanks for replies!

RE: Correlated subqueries and ANSI

Ok, I found following text passages, but I'm not sure if I interpreted them right..

- "If a <column reference> CR is contained in a <table expression> TE and the qualifying scope of CR contains
TE, then CR is an outer reference to the qualifying table of CR."

- "Let TRL be the ordering of <table reference list>. No element TRi in TRL shall contain an outer reference
to an element TRj, where i ≤ j."

I guess the first one answers my question that there is a possibility of a correlated subquery and the second says, that such an outer reference is not allowed in the from-clause, am I right? Unfortunately it's not so easy for me to understand that special wording completely, because english isn't my mother tongue. That's why I asked ^^

RE: Correlated subqueries and ANSI

The SQL standard specification is a pain to read!

ISO/IEC 9075-2:2008(E), page 1262 (Annex F):

45 E061-13 Correlated subqueries
— Subclause 8.1, "<predicate>": When a <correlation
name> can be used in a <table subquery>
as a correlated reference to a column in the outer


RE: Correlated subqueries and ANSI

Thanks JarlH and I agree with you but unfortunately I have to deal with the Standard.
I found what you stated, too. But I thought that there has to be explained in more detail, what it's meant about "correlated subqueries". For my understanding what you mentioned means that a correlated subquery is just able together with an predicate (=,>,<, IN, EXISTS etc.). But is that correct (possiblity of correlated subqueries in SELECT)? How would you interpret the two mentioned text passages in the second post?

Thanks for reply :)  

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