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I have 3 tables: books, images and books_xref_images (with the xref
table merely matching up bookIDs and imageIDs.

Assuming I only want information on one book (and it's image) would
it be quicker to do 3 LEFT JOINs in one query....

.... or 2 distinct queries, with the first retreving the book info and the
second getting the image info?

Assume appropriate indexes on all ID columns.

Any advice appreciated!

Jul 19 '05 #1
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