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Need help with a SQL Query (add 'All' option).

Posted on 2014-09-12
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I have a SQL Query that loads an "ID" column and a "Name" column into a datatable that will be assigned to a ComboBox. The ValueMember will contain the "ID" and the DisplayMember will contain the "Name". However, the first row in the datatable needs to be the word "All", even though it doesn't reside in any DB Table. Is this possible.

I basically need the first entry in the ComboBox to be "All"...
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Kyle Abrahams earned 250 total points
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What I normally do in the case like that is insert it after the fact (on the .Net side).

If you need / want it from the sql query:

select -1 id , cast ('All' as varchar(100)) as Name
union all
select id, name from table
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by:Scott Pletcher
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The ValueMember will contain the "ID" and the DisplayMember will contain the "Name".

SELECT 0 AS ValueMember, 'All' AS DisplayMember
UNION ALL
SELECT ID, ... --where ID > 0
FROM ...
ORDER BY ValueMember
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Sorry for the delay...both solutions worked!

Thanks guys!
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