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Comparisons Using Subqueries


The most common use of a subquery is in the form:

non_subquery_operand comparison_operator (subquery)

Where comparison_operator is one of these operators:

=  >  <  >=  <=  <>  !=  <=>


> SELECT column_name(s) FROM table_name WHERE 'a' = (SELECT column1 FROM t1)


create table t1 (a int);
create table t2 (a int, b int);
create table t3 (a int);
create table t4 (a int not null, b int not null);
insert into t1 values (2);
insert into t2 values (1,7),(2,7);
insert into t4 values (4,8),(3,8),(5,9);
insert into t3 values (6),(7),(3);

mysql> select * from t3 where a = (select b from t2);
ERROR 1105 (HY000): scalar subquery returns more than 1 row
mysql> select * from t3 where a = (select distinct b from t2);
| a    |
|    7 |
1 rows in set (0.01 sec)

mysql> select a,b from t4 where a > ( select a ,b from t2 where a>1);
ERROR 1105 (HY000): Internal error: Unknow type TUPLE