I've tried looking but can't seem to find out how I could perform this same thing in mysql a different way. I thougth I'd check to see if anyone might have a sugestion, or know of how to rewrite it to make it work.
Here is the SQL:
SELECT categories.name AS category,
manufacturer.name AS manufacturer,
manufacturer.website AS website,
WHERE product_id = product.id
) AS price
INNER JOIN cat_product_connector
ON product.id = cat_product_connector.product_id
INNER JOIN categories
ON cat_product_connector.cat_id = categories.id
INNER JOIN manufacturer
ON product.manufacturer_id = manufacturer.id
WHERE categories.id = ?
AND product.STATUS = 'active'
ORDER BY categories.name
I don't see how I could do this with a table join because I have to get the minimum price for each product.
I didn't want to make my application have to execute a select query for each product it gets from that query because of the overhead involved. I would have to open a second DB connection to issue the select statements finding the minimum price for each product as the program iterates through the main query listed above. Plus this query is going to be one of the most heavily executed ones, so the least overhead the better.