If you name the fields, you can substitute a literal for the missing
field.

Select field1a as firstfield, '' as secondfield from file1
Union all
Select field2a, field2b from file2
Order by 1

Loyd Goodbar
Senior programmer/analyst
BorgWarner
TS Water Valley
662-473-5713

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bradley V. Stone
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 15:08
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: SQL Question - Merging files or result sets?

Ok, Darn. Almost worked. I found out the file in production (fileB)
does
have one extra field at the end.

Message ID . . . . . . : SQL0421 Severity . . . . . . . : 30
Message type . . . . . : Diagnostic
Date sent . . . . . . : 03/13/08 Time sent . . . . . . :
15:06:05

Message . . . . : Number of UNION operands not equal.
Cause . . . . . : The operands of a UNION or UNION ALL must have the
same
number of columns.
Recovery . . . : Correct the SQL statement so that it has the same
number
of operands in each SELECT list.

Is this telling me it won't work because the files don't have the same
number of coumns?

For select I'm using select * and fetching into a DS defined externally
by
fileA.

Bradley V. Stone
BVSTools - www.bvstools.com
eRPG SDK - www.erpgsdk.com



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