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Union Query help

Posted on 2016-08-19
Last Modified: 2016-08-20
I have 2 data imports from excel.
I have a union query that correctly sums the data  [ImportAP].[Amount in Local Curr] and [ImportAR].[ExpectedAmontAR] (its groups and shows the balance between these two fields) but now I need to add a separate sum that shows the sum for [ImportAP].[Amount in Local Curr] and  [ImportAR].[ExpectedAmontAR] ...basically showing the amounts the query uses to arrive at the sum balance.  I would need to extra columns to show the separate amounts of ImportAP].[Amount in Local Curr] and  [ImportAR].[ExpectedAmontAR] and I do have these columns in the query I made but the amounts dont appear.  I think you will see where I went wrong once you open the query entitled "doesnt work".  

I have attached a file with the 2 separate imports from excel and the query that correctly sums and the one I have made to sum the separate amounts as described above.  

thank you for your help.
Question by:pdvsa
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Accepted Solution

Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
ID: 41763442
You went half the way as you need dummy values for the "missing" column in both selects in the union query. So try this:
    Sum(A.SumAmount) AS Total, 
    Sum(A.SumAP) AS SumAP, 
    Sum(A.SumAR) AS SumAR
        Format([Net due dt],"yyyy mm") AS YearMon, 
        Sum(ImportAP.[Amount in local cur]) AS SumAmount, 
        Sum(ImportAP.[Amount in local cur]) as SumAP, 
        0 As SumAR
        Format([Net due dt],"yyyy mm")
    Union ALL
        Format([BegOfWeekDate],"yyyy mm") AS YearMon, 
        Sum(ImportAR.ExpectedAmtRec) AS SumAmount, 
        0 As SumAP, 
        Sum(ImportAR.ExpectedAmtRec) as SumAR
        Format([BegOfWeekDate],"yyyy mm")
     )  AS A

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ID: 41763460
nice.  very nice.  dummy column gotcha again.  SA is interesting.  Not much to do so all i do is work.  :)

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