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sql server 2005 union  query where tables have some different columns

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I need to do  a union of two tables which have common columns but also have some different columns.
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any help appreciated...thanks
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try a full outer join on first name and last name. but since it feels like im doing your homework thats all im gonna say ;)
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select
  [first name],
  [Last Name],
  [dept],
  [Service],
  null as age
from tableA
union all
select
  [first name],
  [Last Name],
  null as [dept],
  null as[Service],
  [age]
from tableB

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by:blossompark
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Hi Limbec,
thanks for your input....not homework...just under a lot of pressure here to produce something and hard to think straight...

Hi Angelgeo,
thanks for that, saw something similar on google but was using NULL only as a column name  and didnt work...so I'll put in the "AS" and i'm sure it will be fine...
thanks again...
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