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UNION Query help

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Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :

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(SELECT ISNULL(CboValuesTranslations.cboValueTranslationName,ISNULL(CboValues.cboValueName,'')) as Name,
cboValues.cboValueSqlId as SqlId, CboValues.cboValueIncId as IncId,
LTRIM(STR(cboValues.cboValueSqlId))+'-'+LTRIM(STR(CboValues.cboValueIncId)) AS KeyId


FROM ListsOfCboValues INNER JOIN CboValues ON ListsOfCboValues.listOfCboValueSqlId = CboValues.listOfCboValueSqlId AND ListsOfCboValues.listOfCboValueIncId = CboValues.listOfCboValueIncId AND CboValues.isDeleted=0x0 LEFT OUTER JOIN CboValuesTranslations ON cboValuesTranslations.cboValueSqlId = cboValues.cboValueSqlId AND cboValuesTranslations.cboValueIncId = cboValues.cboValueIncId AND cboValuesTranslations.isDeleted=0x0 AND cboValuesTranslations.LanguageSqlId=2 AND cboValuesTranslations.LanguageIncId=2
WHERE ListsOfCboValues.isDeleted = 0x0 AND (ListsOfCboValues.listOfCboValueCode = 'EAS-00008')


UNION

SELECT 'NULL' as Name,
null as SqlId, null as IncId,
'NULL' AS KeyId)

ORDER BY 1 Asc


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Good. Now OP has many ways to order his UNION query.
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ScottPletcher (10/17/2013)
Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :


Thank goodness that method has finally been deprecated.

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Jeff Moden (10/17/2013)
ScottPletcher (10/17/2013)
Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :


Thank goodness that method has finally been deprecated.



+1 for Jeff Moden
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T.Ashish (10/17/2013)
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ScottPletcher (10/17/2013)
Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :


Thank goodness that method has finally been deprecated.



+1 for Jeff Moden



Why? Just makes it more difficult to order complex columns and/or UNIONed statements.

SQL DBA,SQL Server MVP(07, 08, 09) Prosecutor James Blackburn, in closing argument in the Fatal Vision murders trial:
If in the future, you should cry a tear, cry one for them [the murder victims]. If in the future, you should say a prayer, say one for them. And if in the future, you should light a candle, light one for them.
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ScottPletcher (10/18/2013)
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Jeff Moden (10/17/2013)
ScottPletcher (10/17/2013)
Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :


Thank goodness that method has finally been deprecated.



+1 for Jeff Moden



Why? Just makes it more difficult to order complex columns and/or UNIONed statements.

Is as simple as using column aliases from first query.:-)


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Luis Cazares (10/18/2013)
ScottPletcher (10/18/2013)
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ScottPletcher (10/17/2013)
Or just:

ORDER BY 1

I often avoid using the column names at all in UNIONed queries, as the names somehow seem to
change a lot :-) :


Thank goodness that method has finally been deprecated.



+1 for Jeff Moden



Why? Just makes it more difficult to order complex columns and/or UNIONed statements.

Is as simple as using column aliases from first query.:-)


Even I have never used ordinal position ever, so I'm glad its deprecated.
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