Modify Join Operators (Visual Database Tools)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

By default, the Query and View Designer joins tables using an equal sign (an equijoin), which matches values in the two join columns. If you want, you can change the operator used to compare values in the join columns.

To modify join operators

  1. In the Diagram pane, right-click the join line you want to modify, and then choose Properties from the shortcut menu.

  2. In the Property window, click Join Condition and Type and click the ellipses (...) to the right of the property.

  3. In the Join dialog box, select a new operator.

See Also

Join Tables Automatically (Visual Database Tools)
Join Tables Manually (Visual Database Tools)
Query with Joins (Visual Database Tools)