Hi list,

i have a problem with TChain. I need to merge two different TChains inside one single TChain. In order to do this i’m using the Add() method of the TChain class.

However i’m getting an error in estimating the number of entries of the resulting Chain when using the

`Int_t Add(TChain* chain)`

method, while using

it works correctly. Of course this becomes a problem when the number of files that needs merging becomes quite big.

```
TChain *tt = new TChain("t");
tt->Add("/data01/calviani/DST/FIC1/full/data_run8207--IDriv13.root")
tt->Add("/data01/calviani/DST/FIC1/full/data_run8207--IDriv16.root")
tt->GetEntries()
```

In this case the number of entries is correctly displayed as the sum of the entries of the two TTrees (=23569465).

```
TChain *t_1 = new TChain("t");
t_1->Add("/data01/calviani/DST/FIC1/full/data_run8207--IDriv13.root")
TChain *t_2 = new TChain("t");
t_2->Add("/data01/calviani/DST/FIC1/full/data_run8207--IDriv16.root")
TChain *tt = new TChain("t");
tt->Add(t_1)
tt->Add(t_2)
tt->GetEntries()
```

In this case the result of the last command gives a number two order of magnitude greater that the correct sum (2469135780 instead of 23569465), while mantaining the correct value for t_1 and t_2 (11299022 and 12270443)

I’m using ROOT version 5.17/02

What am i doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Marco