Sql – Difference between JOIN and INNER JOIN

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Both these joins will give me the same results:

SELECT * FROM table JOIN otherTable ON table.ID = otherTable.FK

vs

SELECT * FROM table INNER JOIN otherTable ON table.ID = otherTable.FK

Is there any difference between the statements in performance or otherwise?

Does it differ between different SQL implementations?

Best Solution

They are functionally equivalent, but INNER JOIN can be a bit clearer to read, especially if the query has other join types (i.e. LEFT or RIGHT or CROSS) included in it.