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  • I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

  • sam.dahl (10/4/2012)


    I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

    +1

    I also misunderstood the question.

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  • Lokesh Vij (10/4/2012)


    sam.dahl (10/4/2012)


    I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

    +1

    I also misunderstood the question.

    well , I got it right .. I guess ; I didn't consider the select statement returning nothing..

    But I would say , 2,0 should be the valid answer , since that is actually being asked in the question..

    +1

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  • Lokesh Vij (10/4/2012)


    sam.dahl (10/4/2012)


    I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

    +1

    I also misunderstood the question.

    Don't worry, this question (or perhaps the "answer") will be fixed in Service Pack 1.

    :Whistling:


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  • mccork (10/4/2012)


    Lokesh Vij (10/4/2012)


    sam.dahl (10/4/2012)


    I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

    +1

    I also misunderstood the question.

    Don't worry, this question (or perhaps the "answer") will be fixed in Service Pack 1.

    :Whistling:

    Cool thanks :Wow:

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  • mccork (10/4/2012)


    Lokesh Vij (10/4/2012)


    sam.dahl (10/4/2012)


    I recognised the attempt to insert null and hence picked 2,0 because that's what the two select statements return: 2 and 0. It's the insert statement that fails.

    +1

    I also misunderstood the question.

    Don't worry, this question (or perhaps the "answer") will be fixed in Service Pack 1.

    :Whistling:

    Cool , good one ...:-D:w00t::smooooth:

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  • Thanks - easy question to finish the week off with

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  • I *knew* when I saw the answer options that there would be a possible source of confusion here.

    Yes, the insert into the second table will fail. But that insert is not batch-aborting. The second select will still run, and because the insert has failed, it will return an empty set.

    The answer is: "How many rows are returned from the selects listed above?" (emphasis mine). The only correct answer is 2,0, since the number of rows returned by the second row is not equal to "error" (which is not even a number), but "zero".


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  • Heh...Seems "correct" answer is "incorrect". If the question is about how many rows are returned, the answer is 2,0. Period.:cool:


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  • The question is about the select, NOT the insert. Answer is 2,0. Bad question!! Give me my point!

  • The right answer isn't the right one? The selects give 2 and 0 rows back. Arghhh..

  • I made the same mistake as the question setter, hence got it right! 😀

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  • kyliedude (10/5/2012)


    Give me my point!

    If points are that important for you, you can have one of mine. Heck, you can have all of mine. Last time I checked, the grocery still didn't accept my points as payment, and I also still haven't seen any job ads where SQLServerCentral points are a job requirement.

    Or, put differently: "loosen up, people!"


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