JDBC Escape Syntax for Outer Joins

GemFire XD interprets the JDBC escape syntax for outer joins (and all join operations) as equivalent to the correct SQL syntax for outer joins or the appropriate join operation.

See also Query Capabilities and Limitations.

Syntax

{oj JOIN operations [JOIN operations ]* }

Equivalent to

JOIN operations [JOIN operations ]* 
-- outer join
SELECT *
FROM
{oj Countries LEFT OUTER JOIN Cities ON 
   (Countries.country_ISO_code=Cities.country_ISO_code)}
-- another join operation
SELECT *
FROM
{oj Countries JOIN Cities ON (Countries.country_ISO_code=Cities.country_ISO_code)}
-- a TableExpression can be a joinOperation. Therefore
-- you can have multiple join operations in a FROM clause
SELECT E.EMPNO, E.LASTNAME, M.EMPNO, M.LASTNAME
FROM {oj EMPLOYEE E INNER JOIN DEPARTMENT
INNER JOIN EMPLOYEE M ON MGRNO = M.EMPNO ON E.WORKDEPT = DEPTNO};