union on non-select statements?

can you doing a union of all records returned by several EXEC statements?
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25112Author Commented:
something like this:

EXEC master.dbo.xp_readerrorlog 0, 1, 'Error: 823'  
union
 EXEC master.dbo.xp_readerrorlog 1, 1, 'Error: 823'

where the 2 EXEC have different parameters.
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
Not really but...you can insert them all in a table and do a select DISTINCT from that table or if you mean UNION ALL just drop the distinct like:


create table #t1 (c1 sysname, c2 sysname)
insert into #t1 EXEC master.dbo.xp_readerrorlog 0, 1, 'Error: 823'  
insert into #t1 EXEC master.dbo.xp_readerrorlog 1, 1, 'Error: 823'
...


select DISTINCT * from #t1
--OR...
select * from #t1

Just make sure that your #t1 structure matches the SP record set.
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