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SQL Select UNION add database name

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I am creating several UNION queries to eventually combine data from 3 different company databases.

One of the current queries looks like this:

SELECT     DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate,
                      ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
FROM         OINV
UNION ALL
SELECT     DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate,
                      ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
                     
FROM ORIN      

I want to add the database name or the company name to all queries so I can later combine them or pull the data from each company  separately.

If I can't get the database name, a column with a text field for each would be fine.
I just need to add it to every query. ie: "ABC" "XYZ" or "MMM"

How can I do this?
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Question by:actsoft
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by:Brian Crowe
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Perhaps I'm over-simplifying it but...

SELECT     'OINV' AS Source, DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate,
                      ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
FROM         OINV
UNION ALL
SELECT     'ORIN', DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate,
                      ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
                     
FROM ORIN
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by:Angelp1ay
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That's exactly what I understood from the question too BriCrowe!
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Jim Horn earned 500 total points
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--- What's the current database name?
SELECT db_name()

Also, where you have OINV and ORIN, usually if you're sporting a cross-database query the label is handled above, and you have to spell out database name.schema name.object name (or just database name..object name if it's the default schema), like this ...

SELECT 'OINV' AS Source, DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate, ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
FROM OINV..SomeTable
UNION ALL
SELECT  'ORIN', DocEntry, DocNum, DocType, CANCELED, DocStatus, DocDate, CardCode, CardName, NumAtCard, DocTotal, GrosProfit, Ref1, VatSumSy, DiscSumSy, TaxDate, 
ShipToCode, OwnerCode, SlpCode
FROM ORIN..SomeTable

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by:actsoft
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The SELECT db_name(), worked perfectly. Thanks
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by:actsoft
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worked perfectly, thanks
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the grade, although I'm guessing BriCrowe's comment may have helped too.
Good luck with your project.  

Jim
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