MySQL Query

What is wrong with this:

(SELECT * from wot_head order by date desc) UNION (SELECT * from wo_head order by date desc)

It returns the right result but they are NOT ordered by the column date.

Both tables have identical columns, both have a column named date
Richard KortsAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I don't see that you are ordering the complete results, just the two different ones that you are JOINing. Maybe try..

(SELECT * from wot_head) UNION (SELECT * from wo_head )  ORDER BY date desc
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
To DaveBaldwin

There is an order by clause after BOTH selects. It's not capitalized, does that matter?

Or is MySQL confused because there are two date columns? Do I have to specify which date field in which table (ie, order by wot_head.date)?

Oh maybe I have to put the order by AFTER the UNION business?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Put it "AFTER the UNION business" to sort the entire results instead of each set individually.
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Lawrence BarnesCommented:
What Dave said...

Change to:
SELECT * from wot_head
UNION
SELECT * from wo_head
order by date desc
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Dave.
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