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Inner Join Using LINQ For Multiple Tables (3 Tables Now)

By Vijay Prativadi on Oct 23, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in LINQ.



Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in LINQ.


Question: What is inner join using LINQ for multiple tables?


In simple terms "It provides flexibility to pull out the matching result sets from 3 or more tables using a LINQ inner join.".


Step 1: Create a "ASP.NET Web Application", as in:



Step 2: The design of the Employee table looks like this:



Step 3: The design of the Position table looks like this:



Step 4: The design of the Salary table looks like this:



Step 5: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx looks like this:


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="Default.aspx.cs"Inherits="LINQInnerJoinApp._Default" %>


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">




   <form id="form1" runat="server">





                    <td colspan="2">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="INNER JOIN using LINQ for Multiple Tables (3 Tables)"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Large" Font-Names="Verdana" ForeColor="Maroon"></asp:Label>




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Select Data" Font-Names="Verdana"Width="213px"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="True" OnClick="Button1_Click" />




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <br />

                        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" BackColor="LightGoldenrodYellow"BorderColor="Tan"

                            BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="2" EnableModelValidation="True" ForeColor="Black"

                            GridLines="None" AutoGenerateColumns="False">

                            <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod"></AlternatingRowStyle>

                            <FooterStyle BackColor="Tan"></FooterStyle>

                            <HeaderStyle BackColor="Tan" Font-Bold="True"></HeaderStyle>

                            <PagerStyle HorizontalAlign="Center" BackColor="PaleGoldenrod"ForeColor="DarkSlateBlue">


                            <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="DarkSlateBlue" ForeColor="GhostWhite"></SelectedRowStyle>


                                <asp:BoundField DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name" ReadOnly="true" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="LastName" HeaderText="Last Name" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="Position1" HeaderText="Position" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="Salary1" HeaderText="Salary" />












Step 6: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs looks like this:


using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace LINQInnerJoinApp


   public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page


        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


            var query =from rin objEntities.Employeejoin p in objEntities.Position on r.EmpId equals p.EmpIdjoin qinobjEntities.Salary on p.PosId equals q.PosIdselect new{r.FirstName,r.LastName,p.Position1,q.Salary1};

            GridView1.DataSource = query;




        Instance MembersCompanyEntities objEntities =new CompanyEntities();





Step 7: The output of the application looks like this:



Step 8: The results retrieved output of the application looks like this:


Vijay  Prativadi
Vijay Prativadi

Hey Everyone, It's Vijay. I am SDE mostly up on Microsoft Technologies. If you are thinking to know what I do mostly when I'm at work. I get a chance to work upon few Microsoft technologies. All the way along my core tec... Read more