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From "Greg Monroe" <Greg.Mon...@DukeCE.com>
Subject RE: Using Union
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:48:10 GMT
IFAIK, not directly since Torque is based on a table record object model

and a union statement is not a physical "table".  Generally for things
like this, you can drop down a "layer" into the village package 
"primitives" and deal with it there.  This is very similar to using
native JDBC, but if done correctly, will still preserve the compile
time "schema checking" and DB independent parts of Torque.  E.g., using 
the Peer objects to define columns and criteria to define the SQL 

However, I'm not sure that village will support UNIONs. So, you might 
have to just use JDBC (and the Torque.getConnection methods) to do this.

A possible alternative would be to create a view based on a common
union query and create a Torque object for this view.  Then you could
use the standard Torque methods to get the subsets you wanted from the

If you really get inspired, it should be possible to have a generic
"Helper" class to create the union from a couple of criteria objects.  
Maybe using standard JDBC or maybe just doing two Village queries.  Then

convert these to a list Village Record objects and call the
method in the Peer class you want to have then look like. 

Of course, these would be read only objects since which table the record
information applied to would be unknown.

Also, if you union is actually coming from two tables with the same
names, you could do the same thing as a union with two queries.  E.g.

List<BaseObject> r1 = Sales2007Peer.doSelect(c);
List<BaseObject> r2 = Sales2008Peer.doSelect(c);
Iterator<BaseObject> it = r1.iterator();
While (it.hasNext() ) {
  BaseObject rec = it.next();
  Item = rec.getByName("ITEM");
  Price = rec.getByName("PRICE");

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Herbold [mailto:herbold@synyx.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:45 AM
> To: Apache Torque Users List
> Subject: Using Union
> Hi,
> is there a way to use union in torque?
> I tried to search for an example, but i didn't found anything
> helpful...
> I like to handle something like this:
> statement_1
> union (
> 	statement_2
> )
> Thank you and greetings
> Michael
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