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Posted Friday, April 05, 2013 4:16 PM
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This is in regards to Indexes, Level 7, Filters:

The command I am specifically trying to run is:

ON Sales.SalesOrderDetail (SpecialOfferID)
WHERE SpecialOfferID;

Its purpose is to screen out records where SpecialOfferID = 1, and my first thought when I first encountered it was that it was missing part of the clause. So after the first expected failure, I changed it to
ON Sales.SalesOrderDetail (SpecialOfferID)
WHERE SpecialOfferID <> 1;

But that failed with the same error:
Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 3
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'WHERE'.

I tried a couple other things, like specifying the full datapath in the WHERE clause, and nothing works. Also, I was working in Sql 2005, as directed by the series. Was it possible this syntax belongs in Sql 2008? So I tried it there and got a different error message:
Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
The multi-part identifier "Sales.SalesOrderDetail.SpecialOfferID" could not be bound.
Which at least makes it look like a data error and not a syntax error.
Any clues?

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