difficult query

Hi all,

I'm having problems creating a query.

I have an event that has many attendees
events_table: id, name
attendees_table: id, user_id, event_id, present

I want to create a query that shows all the events to a user and if he
will be present (the user can add/change his presens). If he hasn't
yet added his presense than there is no record in the attendees table
ofcourse

An example of a queryresult can look like:
events.id | attendees.user_id | attendees.present
   1 2 1 <--
will be present at event 1
   2 2 null <--
has not yet stated his presense at event 2
   3 2 0 <--
will not be present at event 3

Someone has an idea?

Thanks,
Stijn

You are right. That is much better.

1 question thuogh:
maybe attendee is not a good name because calling it attendee and also
using it for not attending the event is a bit weird I think.

I'm looking for a suitable word but my English fails me. Maybe you
have a suggestion?

Thanks
Stijn