Importing .sql file into Server 2005...

I have a .sql file that will create a new database.  It was made for SQL 2000, but we are running SQL 2005.  When I run the .sql file it completes, but gives some errors about join operators that do not work in 2005.  I know that you can make a database's compatibility level SQL 2000 after it is created, but I need to set the compatibility level before I execute the script so that it finishes without errors.  Can this be done?
yoi55Asked:
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yoi55Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Well, it turns out that I was going about this the wrong way.  I had to create a blank database in SQL 2005 (90) and then set its compatibility to SQL 2000 (80).  I didn't have to change any of the code at all.
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Aneesh RetnakaranConnect With a Mentor Database AdministratorCommented:
the *= , =* wont work in sql 2005 , you need to change those first
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yoi55Author Commented:
I did not create the .sql file.  I am also not an SQL wiz by any means (took one class in college about 5 years ago and haven't used it since).  Do I have to go through and manually change the join operators?  If so, what do I change them to?
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chapmandewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
post the .sql file...we'll change them for you.
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yoi55Author Commented:
The uncompressed file is over 7MB in size.  It is attached.
SQL-File.zip
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yoi55Author Commented:
I need to get this resolved pretty quick.  I can edit the file myself, but I cannot figure out exactly what needs to be changed.  I have attached a code snippet...what do I change it make it compatible with SQL Server 2005 (ANSI)?
SELECT i.FLDREC_NUM,
          i.FLDEMPLOYEE,
          i.FLDNORMAL,
          i.FLDRESULT,
          i.FLDDATE,
          E.FLDBDATE,
          E.FLDSEX,
          G.FLDM_OR_F
   FROM   inserted        i,
          EMPLOYEE E,
          GENDER   G
   WHERE  E.FLDREC_NUM  = i.FLDEMPLOYEE AND
          E.FLDSEX     *= G.FLDCODE     AND
          i.FLDNORMAL   > ' '

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chapmandewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
SELECT i.FLDREC_NUM,
          i.FLDEMPLOYEE,
          i.FLDNORMAL,
          i.FLDRESULT,
          i.FLDDATE,
          E.FLDBDATE,
          E.FLDSEX,
          G.FLDM_OR_F
   FROM   inserted        i
          JOIN EMPLOYEE E ON E.FLDREC_NUM  = i.FLDEMPLOYEE
          LEFT JOIN GENDER   G ON E.FLDSEX    = G.FLDCODE
   WHERE  
          i.FLDNORMAL   > ' '
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