An example to join a table to a Magento collection

Here is an example where I join sales_flat_order table to an order payment collection.

//Alias to distinct fields between tables
$saleOrderTableAlias = 's_o';

//Order payment model
$orderPayment = Mage::getModel('sales/order_payment');

//Order payment collection
$collection = $orderPayment->getResourceCollection();

//Table join
    array($saleOrderTableAlias => 'sales/order'),

To include only the fields you want, you can add an array to join function parameters:

//Table join
    array($saleOrderTableAlias => 'sales/order'),

Also, you can add conditions thanks to Zend_Db_Select object:

$select = $collection->getSelect();
$select->where('s_o.status like ?','pending');

Many functions are available to build your requests. Do not hesitate to search those in the extended classes, like Zend_Db_Select or Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Collection_Abstract.

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Originally trained as a sound engineer, I reinvented myself in computer development. In 2010, I got my professional degree as a developer in computer science and I I've started studying Magento framework. I quickly developed my skills in that area at Brand Online Commerce web agency. Today, I work at Soon Agency on Magento ecommerce websites.

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