Rhys Rhys - 6 months ago 13
SQL Question

How to add results of two select commands in same query

I currently have two select commands as per below. What I would like to do is to add the results together in the SQL query rather than the variables in code.

select sum(hours) from resource;
select sum(hours) from projects-time;


Is it possible to have both in the same SQL and output a sum of both results?

Answer

Yes. It is possible :D

SELECT  SUM(totalHours) totalHours
FROM
        ( 
            select sum(hours) totalHours from resource
            UNION ALL
            select sum(hours) totalHours from projects-time
        ) s

As a sidenote, the tablename projects-time must be delimited to avoid syntax error. Delimiter symbols vary on RDBMS you are using.