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SQL Server- Difference Between Full Outer Join and Cross Join

Sep 22, 2012

Here I will explain what is the difference between cross join and full outer join in SQL Server.


In previous posts I explained difference between Left Join and Left Outer Join, difference between ExecuteNonQuery, ExecuteReader, ExecuteScalar, Difference between Len and DataLength and many articles relating to SQL Server. Now I will explain the difference between cross join and full outer join in SQL Server.

Cross Join:

A cross join that produces Cartesian product of the tables that involved in the join. The size of a Cartesian product is the number of the rows in first table multiplied by the number of rows in the second table.

Full Outer Join:

Full Outer Join displays all the matching and non matching rows of both the tables.

If you want to know in-depth about Joins in SQL Server please check below link in that post I explained each join clearly with examples

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