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SQL Server Exception

Muhammad Imad Qureshi
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 238
I am using follwoing query

INNER JOIN FaxAccess ON Fax.DocumentNumber = FaxAccess.DocumentNumber
WHERE FaxTypeId = 2 AND isPublic = 0 AND
(FaxAccess.UserAccess LIKE '\Seattle\Police\Detective%' )


WHERE FaxTypeId = 2 AND
Fax.isPublic = 1

and both queries return same columns independently but I get following error when I execute the queries with union

Server: Msg 8163, Level 16, State 4, Line 1
The text, ntext, or image data type cannot be selected as DISTINCT.

I would appreciate if someone can help me out. By my question you can guess I am a novice.
Muhammad Imad Qureshi
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 238
I am found the solution. In one of my column I had an image file.
and because I have one image file in one of my columns that I am selecting
thats why I should do UNION ALL because The UNION operator by default
eliminates duplicate rows from the resultset. The duplicate eliminating
operation is similar to a SELECT DISTINCT. You can't use SELECT DISTINCT on
a column that is text type or image type or ntext type.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Thanks for posting the solution!

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