Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights 19.0

Join and Union Step

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Intellicus Query Objects support two types of merging of data sets.

  1. Join – includes Equi and Outer joins
  2. Union – union of equal and unequal number of columns

This step takes two inputs. When the data is passing through this step, the data of both inputs will be joined based on properties set for this step.

Figure 14: Join Step

The Join step properties are:

Property Values Comments
Select All Fields Select/De-select


Select = All fields from both the sources will be available in the output of this step

The duplicate field names will be automatically renamed (suffixed with a underscore and number), example: if there is a common field named “Status” in multiple data sources that are joined, the names become Status, Status_1, Status_2, and so on

De-select = You can choose which fields should be available in the output of this step

Choosing is done by selecting the check box adjacent to field names of both inputs

Join Type Select from:

Inner Join

Left Outer

Right Outer

Full Outer

Select the type of join from the available list





Join Conditions Field name Operator Field Name Forms the Join Key

Union step takes two or more inputs. The data passing through this step appends to one another and forms a single output.

Generally, the data inputs selected for Union are of same structure i.e. the columns are same. But this step supports exceptions and allows having extra columns in some inputs. You can decide whether to carry forward the fields coming from only some inputs to output.

During the union process you can decide to take out the sorted or you can prefer unsorted appending.

Figure 15: Union Step

The properties of Union step are:

Property Values Comments
Union Type Unsorted



The output of this step shall be sorted or not
Sort Priority Number 1-3 This property is at field level.

This is set below the field name.

Set the number 1, 2 or 3 to the fields which should be sort key

Sort Criteria Ascending


Sorting criteria as either ascending or descending order
Remove Duplicate Rows Select/De-select Select = To get distinct rows from Union step
Column Enter The selected field name populates automatically.

You can change the caption of the resultant field.

You can perform the actions on columns as mentioned in the below table



Action Button Comments
Add Column add button To add a new column
Rename Column rename button To apply typed name to the selected column
Delete Column delete button To delete the selected column