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I need to combine both these queries to get the max date if they have a entry in either the table.  This is part of a much larger query, but I am wondering how to combine these.  Thanks

'contactdate'=(Select max(dtmcontact) FROM tblMHCPContact B  where A.lngpatientid=B.lngpatientid and A.lngtype = @type  and dtmcontact between dateadd(day, -7, getdate()) and getdate()),        
       
 'encounterdate'=(Select Max(visitdate) FROM tblMHCPencounter B  where A.lngpatientid=B.lngpatientid  and visitdate between dateadd(day, -7, getdate()) and getdate()),          
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You should be able to use a subquery similar to the below:

SELECT
      MAX(VarDate)
FROM
(
      Select
            dtmcontact AS VarDate
      FROM
            tblMHCPContact B  
      where
            A.lngpatientid=B.lngpatientid
            and A.lngtype = @type  
            and dtmcontact between dateadd(day, -7, getdate()) and getdate()
      UNION
      Select
            visitdate AS VarDate
      FROM
            tblMHCPencounter B  
      where
            A.lngpatientid=B.lngpatientid  
            and visitdate between dateadd(day, -7, getdate())
            and getdate()
)
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by:David Todd
ID: 20354171
Hi,

A couple of observations on the above query

1.
What is the table alias A?

2.
Suggest using Union All instead of Union. Union implies distinct, which removes duplicate rows. This process involves a sort and a filter. The distinct operation doesn't add anything to this query except extra time and cost.

HTH
  David
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by:digital_thoughts
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Any luck on your problem?
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by:running32
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Yes, thanks I have it working.  
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