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ij, ijf

Inner join

x ij y ij [x;y] x ijf y ijf[x;y]

Where

  • x and y are tables
  • y is keyed, and its key columns are columns of x

returns two tables joined on the key columns of the second table. The result has one combined record for each row in x that matches a row in y.

q)t
sym  price
---------------
IBM  0.7029677
FDP  0.08378167
FDP  0.06046216
FDP  0.658985
IBM  0.2608152
MSFT 0.5433888

q)s
sym | ex  MC
----| --------
IBM | N   1000
MSFT| CME 250

q)t ij s
sym  price     ex  MC
-----------------------
IBM  0.7029677 N   1000
IBM  0.2608152 N   1000
MSFT 0.5433888 CME 250

Common columns are replaced from y.

q)([] k:1 2 3 4; v:10 20 30 40) ij ([k:2 3 4 5]; v:200 300 400 500;s:`a`b`c`d)
k v   s
-------
2 200 a
3 300 b
4 400 c
Changes in V3.0

Since V3.0, ij has changed behavior (similarly to lj): when there are nulls in y, ij uses the y null, where the earlier version left the corresponding value in x unchanged:


q)show x:([]a:1 2;b:xy;c:10 20)
a b c
------
1 x 10
2 y 20
q)show y:([a:1 2]b:``z;c:1 0N)
a| b c
-| ---
1|   1
2| z
q)x ij y        /V3.0
a b c
-----
1   1
2 z
q)x ij y        /V2.8
a b c
------
1 x 1
2 z 20

Since 2016.02.17, the earlier version is available in all V3.4 and later versions as ijf.


Joins
Q for Mortals §9.9.4 Ad Hoc Inner Join