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ORA 00933 - SQL command not properly ended

Posted on 2008-10-10
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Both of the following SQL statements give me the ORA 00933 error.

SELECT DISTINCT s.customer_name FROM depositor AS s WHERE NOT EXISTS ( (SELECT branch_name FROM branch WHERE branch_city = 'Brooklyn') EXCEPT (SELECT r.branch_name FROM depositor AS t, account AS r WHERE t.account_number = r.account_number AND s.customer_name = t.customer_name) );

SELECT t.customer_name FROM depositor AS t WHERE UNIQUE (SELECT r.customer_name FROM account, depositor AS r WHERE t.customer_name = r.customer_name AND r.account_number = account.account_number AND account.branch_name = 'Perryridge');

Any idea what is wrong with these query statements?  Yes, this is part of a homework assignment.  I am working on a graduate level database course and these two query statements have had me stumped for the last hour.  I am not asking anyone to do my homework, but any suggestions or guideance would be greatly appreciated.
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by:sdstuber
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The EXCEPT and WHERE UNIQUE clauses are not Oracle syntax
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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EXCEPT is available in MS SQL Server.

the WHERE UNIQUE is unkown to me...

there are other modification operators for subqueries:
ANY  SOME   ALL
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187074.aspx
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by:sweetfa2
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Depends how you are running them.  Some tools will fail if you are using the incorrect scripting engine.  For example if you are using toad you could select a single statement and run the single statement without issue.

Otherwise, you could select a run as script option in which case you shouldn't have an issue.
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