Sql – Finding unmatched records with SQL

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I'm trying write a query to find records which don't have a matching record in another table.

For example, I have a two tables whose structures looks something like this:

Table1
    State | Product | Distributor | other fields
    CA    | P1      |  A          | xxxx
    OR    | P1      |  A          | xxxx
    OR    | P1      |  B          | xxxx
    OR    | P1      |  X          | xxxx
    WA    | P1      |  X          | xxxx
    VA    | P2      |  A          | xxxx

Table2
    State | Product | Version | other fields
    CA    | P1      |  1.0    | xxxx
    OR    | P1      |  1.5    | xxxx
    WA    | P1      |  1.0    | xxxx
    VA    | P2      |  1.2    | xxxx

(State/Product/Distributor together form the key for Table1. State/Product is the key for Table2)

I want to find all the State/Product/Version combinations which are Not using distributor X. (So the result in this example is CA-P1-1.0, and VA-P2-1.2.)

Any suggestions on a query to do this?

Best Solution

SELECT
    *
FROM
    Table2 T2
WHERE
    NOT EXISTS (SELECT *
        FROM
           Table1 T1
        WHERE
           T1.State = T2.State AND
           T1.Product = T2.Product AND
           T1.Distributor = 'X')

This should be ANSI compliant.