Why not just do it like this. You will need to compare the results yourself
to make sure. But the numbers should be the same. And you don't have to do
select empssn,paycode_1,payrate_1 from paympe where paycode_1 != '000' or
paycode_2 != '000'
That might need to be an "and" and not an or.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Bakun [mailto:abakun@stripped]
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 2:29 PM
> To: DWeingart@stripped
> Cc: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: The UNION makes us strong^H^H^H^Hcrazy
> On Fri, 2004-09-10 at 14:12, DWeingart@stripped wrote:
> > According to the docs, this should work in versions past mySQL 4, and I
> > to be running a version rather later than that
> > mysql Ver 11.18 Distrib 3.23.52, for pc-linux (i686)
> > What am I doing wrong here? I have two valid SELECT statements; the
> > sizes and types are the same (indeed, empssn is the same field). This
> > SHOULD provide me with what I'm looking for, but...
> The command:
> mysql --version
> shows the version of the mysql client program. You are running version
> 11.18 of the mysql client program from the MySQL 3.23.52 distribution,
> or what is commonly called "MySQL 3".
> The syntax allowed in queries is dependent on the version of the mysqld
> (and other) binaries that the SERVER users. I suspect you are running
> mysqld from the MySQL 3.23.52 distribution also. This a version that is
> earlier than MySQL 4, and doesn't support UNIONs.
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