SQL UNION Query

Hi

How can I make this work if tblEmailTemplates is empty?

SELECT 0 AS lngTemplateID,' Default Template' AS strTemplateName  
FROM tblEmailTemplates
UNION
SELECT tblEmailTemplates.lngTemplateID, tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName  
FROM tblEmailTemplates    
ORDER BY tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName;

If tblEmailTemplates is empty it doesn't return any records when I want it to return a record for Default Template

I want to use it to populate the RowSource property in an Access combo box

Cheers
MikeW
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ReklawAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
please try:

SELECT 0 AS lngTemplateID,' Default Template' AS strTemplateName  
FROM DUAL
UNION
SELECT tblEmailTemplates.lngTemplateID, tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName  
FROM tblEmailTemplates    
ORDER BY tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName;

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if "DUAL" doesn't work, please ensure you have a table that has at least 1 row, and do:


SELECT TOP 1 0 AS lngTemplateID,' Default Template' AS strTemplateName  
FROM some_non_empty_table
UNION
SELECT tblEmailTemplates.lngTemplateID, tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName  
FROM tblEmailTemplates    
ORDER BY tblEmailTemplates.strTemplateName;

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ReklawAuthor Commented:
DUAL didn't work but using any none empty table seems to work fine. I would have thought the field names would have had to match but it seems not.

Thanks muchly
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