Try this

with combine as (select 'FILEA' as orgFile, a.* from fileA a
union all
select 'FILEB' as orgFile, b.* from fileB b)
select count(*) from combine



Alan Shore

NBTY, Inc
(631) 244-2000 ext. 5019
AShore@xxxxxxxx
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 03/13/2008 04:47:48 PM:

Alan,

I was wondering if using a union on two files if I can construct a single
count(*) SQL command to count the total records from both files.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Alan Shore
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 3:43 PM
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Subject: RE: SQL Question - Merging files or result sets?



Brad - could you re-post your question about the count as I don't seem
to
have received that.



Alan Shore

NBTY, Inc
(631) 244-2000 ext. 5019
AShore@xxxxxxxx
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill




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Well, I got everything working slick now except the count. :) Still
hoping
someone has ideas on that.

Thanks to everyone for your help so far!

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

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Wilt, Charles
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 3:31 PM
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Subject: RE: SQL Question - Merging files or result sets?


Sure...

select 'FILEA' as orgFile, a.* from fileA a
union all
select 'FILEB' as orgFile, b.* from fileB b

Now the first field tells you the originating file.

Charles Wilt
Software Engineer
CINTAS Corporation - IT 92B
513.701.1307

wiltc@xxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bradley V. Stone
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:26 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: SQL Question - Merging files or result sets?

Ha... one more question I'm guessing the answer is "no"..
but is there
any
way to know which file the record from the result set came from
if it was
a
union? :)

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

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
lgoodbar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 3:11 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: SQL Question - Merging files or result sets?


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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