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Old October 31st, 2005, 09:20 PM
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quote:Originally posted by robprell
 you can't do order by on union commands ...
Sure you can.

The ORDER BY simply applies to the combined results of all the queries comprising the UNION operator. The ORDER BY cannot be applied to each constituent query, since that would make no sense. But it makes perfect sense to order the combined result.

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