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I have a table named Case_Text with the following layout
(Note: This is a vendor table so changing the table layout is not an option)


ColumnName               Type      Length

company_id               CHAR      3
case_id                               INT                     10
case_text_seq              INT                    10
case_text                             TEXT      


the following are some sample records:

company_id   case_id    case_text_seq       case_text
BSG                1                1                     This is case issue 1
BSG                1                2                     This is case issue 2
BSG                2                1                     This is case 2 issue 1

I am tying to write a group by sql statement that will group by company_id and case_id.

my objecitve is to get a result that looks like the following:

company_id              case_id    Case_Text
BSG                          1            This is case issue 1

                                             This is case issue 2                          
BSG                          2           This is case 2 issue 1  

I'm getting the dreaded "The text, ntext, and image data types cannot be compared or sorted, except when using IS NULL or LIKE operator.

I guess I could try to cast the text field to nvarchar but the text field can have way over 4000 characters which is what I think the limit of nvarchar is.


I was thinking of maybe using a derived table but not sure how to do that


Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!

 
 

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Columns of type text, ntext, and image cannot be used in group_by_expression
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you have to limit it to 4000


select company_id, cast(cast_text as varchar(4000)) from yourtable group by company_id, cast(cast_text as varchar(4000))
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Thanks to all the took the time to respond.....you verified the sinking feeling I had that waht I was trying to do can't be done the way I would like.

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