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How to: Create UNION Queries 

The UNION keyword enables you to include the results of two SELECT statements in one resulting table. All rows returned from either SELECT statement are combined into the result of the UNION expression.


The Diagram pane can only display one SELECT clause. Therefore, when you are working with a UNION query, Query Designer hides the Table Operations pane.


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To create a Merged SELECT query

  1. Open a query or create a new one.

  2. In the SQL pane, type a valid UNION expression.

  3. On the Query Designer menu, click Execute SQL to run the query.

    Your UNION query is now formatted by Query Designer.

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