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The SQL statement above the first UNION goes fine.  All the part below the first UNION goes fine with or without the ";", but when I put them together with or without the ";" I get either:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 114
Incorrect syntax near ';'.
or
Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 114
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'WITH'.

...depending on whether the ";" is in or out.  (right after the comment)
(SELECT x1.measure,
        x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally
 FROM   (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created' AS measure,
                Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
        (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created'       AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
 WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
UNION 
-- From ralmada at Experts-Exchange
;WITH grandtotal
     AS ((SELECT x1.measure,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS temp_tally
          FROM   (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created' AS measure,
                         Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
						 AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
				         AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
						 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
                 (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created'       AS measure,
                         Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
		                 AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
				         AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
						 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
          WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
         UNION 
         SELECT '15) WIA Positions remaining to be filled' AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)    AS tally,
                -Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)   AS temp_tally
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
				        AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
						AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
         )
SELECT measure,
       tally
FROM   grandtotal
UNION 
SELECT '16) Positions filled' AS measure,
       Sum(temp_tally)
FROM   grandtotal

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Question by:megnin
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
ID: 24359102
you have to use the WITH before anything else:
;WITH grandtotal
     AS ((SELECT x1.measure,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS temp_tally
          FROM   (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created' AS measure,
                         Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                     AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                     AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
                 (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created'       AS measure,
                         Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                             AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                     AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
          WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
         UNION 
         SELECT '15) WIA Positions remaining to be filled' AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)    AS tally,
                -Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)   AS temp_tally
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                    AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
         )
SELECT x1.measure,
        x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally
 FROM   (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created' AS measure,
                Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
        (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created'       AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
 WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure
UNION ALL
SELECT measure,
       tally
FROM   grandtotal
UNION ALL
SELECT '16) Positions filled' AS measure,
       Sum(temp_tally)
FROM   grandtotal

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 50 total points
ID: 24359108
replace

-- From ralmada at Experts-Exchange
;WITH grandtotal
     AS ((SELECT x1.measure,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS temp_tally
          FROM   (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created' AS measure,
                         Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                     AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                     AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
                 (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created'       AS measure,
                         Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                             AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                     AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
          WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
         UNION 
         SELECT '15) WIA Positions remaining to be filled' AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)    AS tally,
                -Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)   AS temp_tally
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                    AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
         )
SELECT measure,
       tally
FROM   grandtotal
UNION 
SELECT '16) Positions filled' AS measure,
       Sum(temp_tally)
FROM   grandtotal
UNION  
(SELECT x1.measure,
        x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally
 FROM   (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created' AS measure,
                Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
        (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created'       AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
 WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
 

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by:Hwkranger
Hwkranger earned 100 total points
ID: 24359116
You're trying to Union then declaring a CTE, then trying ot union the CTE with another set.

You should put all the data in your CTE (That's the with statement) then try to union it with your second data set.
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by:tigin44
tigin44 earned 100 total points
ID: 24359165
use with like the one below before nay expression
-- From ralmada at Experts-Exchange
WITH grandtotal
     AS ((SELECT x1.measure,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally,
                 x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS temp_tally
          FROM   (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created' AS measure,
                         Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                                 AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                         AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
                 (SELECT '14) Total WIA positions created'       AS measure,
                         Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
                  FROM   jobtitles
                  WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                 AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                         AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                                                 AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                         AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
          WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)
         UNION 
         SELECT '15) WIA Positions remaining to be filled' AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)    AS tally,
                -Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber)   AS temp_tally
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200910201)
                                        AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                                                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
         )
SELECT measure,
       tally
FROM   grandtotal
UNION 
SELECT '16) Positions filled' AS measure,
       Sum(temp_tally)
FROM   grandtotal
 
UNION
 
(SELECT x1.measure,
        x1.tally1 + x2.tally2 AS tally
 FROM   (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created' AS measure,
                Sum(positionsavailable)           AS tally1
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NOT NULL) x1,
        (SELECT '05) Total CSC positions created'       AS measure,
                Sum(txtworksitejobtitlepositionsnumber) AS tally2
         FROM   jobtitles
         WHERE  (keyemployerid > 200900000)
                AND (keyemployerid < 200910201)
                AND employername NOT LIKE '%xxx%'
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%xx NONE xx%')
                AND (employername NOT LIKE '%zz NONE zz%')
                AND positionsavailable IS NULL) x2
 WHERE  x1.measure = x2.measure)

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by:megnin
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Great!  Thank you.  I learned something new today.  :-)
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by:megnin
ID: 24359196
Thank you very much!  W3Shools.com didn't even mention that "WITH" had to come before anything else.  I just moved the whole last section to the very top and it works fine.
Thank you again, especially for the quick answers!
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