MySQL UNION Operator

MySQL UNION Operator

The UNION operator is used to combine the result-set of two or more SELECT statements.

  • Each SELECT statement within UNION must have the same number of columns
  • The columns must also have similar data types
  • The columns in each SELECT statement must also be in the same order


Basic Query:

SELECT column_name(s) FROM table1 UNION SELECT column_name(s) FROM table2;

Query Example 1:

SELECT City FROM Customers UNION SELECT City FROM Suppliers ORDER BY City;

Query Example 2:

SELECT City, Country FROM Customers
WHERE Country=‘Germany’
SELECT City, Country FROM Suppliers
WHERE Country=‘Germany’