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Subtracting columns in different tables

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We are building a benefit time tracking app. I simply want to sum a column in the TimeUsed table and  subtract it from the sum of a column in the TimeEarned table based on StaffMemeberID.

The following querie works when executed in SQL Management Studio (2008), but when it is pasted into Visual Studio 2012's Data Source wizard it only returns the results from the first select statement:

Select (Select SUM(VacationEarned)
from TimeEarned
Where StaffMemberID=3)
- (Select SUM(VacationUsed)
from TimeUsed where StaffMemberID=3)As [Vacation Left]

Select(Select SUM(PersonalEarned)
from TimeEarned
Where StaffMemberID=3)
- (Select SUM(PersonalUsed)
from TimeUsed where StaffMemberID=3)As [Personal Left]

Select(Select SUM(SickEarned)
from TimeEarned
Where StaffMemberID=3)
- (Select SUM(SickUsed)
from TimeUsed where StaffMemberID=3)As [Sick Left]

Any help will be appreciated
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by:ICantSee
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Sharath earned 500 total points
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Not sure why is it nor returning the result of next 2 SQL statements. But you can actually combine all 3 queries into one query.
SELECT VacationEarned-VacationUsed [Vacation Left],
       PersonalEarned-PersonalUsed [Personal Left],
       SickEarned-SickUsed [Sick Left]
FROM
  (SELECT StaffMemberID,
          SUM(VacationEarned) VacationEarned ,
          SUM(PersonalEarned) PersonalEarned,
          SUM(SickEarned) SickEarned
   FROM TimeEarned
   WHERE StaffMemberID=3
   GROUP BY StaffMemberID ) TE
JOIN
  (SELECT StaffMemberID,
          SUM(VacationUsed) VacationUsed ,
          SUM(PersonalUsed) PersonalUsed,
          SUM(SickUsed) SickUsed
   FROM TimeUsed
   WHERE StaffMemberID=3
   GROUP BY StaffMemberID ) TU ON TE.StaffMemberID = TU.StaffMemberID

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by:Scott Pletcher
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This is all you need:

SELECT
    SUM(VacationEarned) - SUM(VacationUsed) AS [Vacation Left],
    SUM(PersonalEarned) - SUM(PersonalUsed) AS [Personal Left],
    SUM(SickEarned) - SUM(SickUsed) AS [SickLeft]
FROM TimeEarned
WHERE
    StaffMemberID=3
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by:ICantSee
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ScottPletcher

thank you for your answer. It doesn't work because VacationUsed, SickUsed, PersonalUsed does not come from TimeEarned. The code throws the error accordingly.

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by:ICantSee
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Awesome. THANK YOU!!!!
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