SQL 2005 query, filter out results if 1 column condition is met, and the 2nd is met(only if the 1st one was met)

Sounds confusing...

I have an item location table where I am trying to filter out any part that is BOTH inactive and has a stock level of ZERO.

Example:
TABLE ITEM

Columns
ITEMID ACTIVE STOCK
1               1          15
2               0           0
3               0           15

I want to include in the query any parts that are inactive, however, have stock levels.  I want to filter out any ITEMID that is both inactive and has a stock level of 0.  Any itemID that has stock, I want to see.
Example results I'd like to see...
ITEMID ACTIVE STOCK
1               1          15
3               0           15

Any way to accomplish this through a query?
aerick911Asked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
SELECT * FROM ITEM where Active =1
UNION ALL
SELECT * FROM Item WHERE Active = 0 AND Stock > 0
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pssandhuCommented:
Select *
From Item
Where Active = 0 and Stock = 0
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pssandhuCommented:
Err... sorry didn't read close enough, this will do as well:
Select * from Item Where (Active  = 0 and Stock >0) or Active = 1
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
How about a simple OR.
SELECT * 
FROM ITEM
WHERE Active = 1 -- All active regardless of stock level will show
   OR Stock > 0 -- All positive stock items will show regardless if active

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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
If you want to see negative inventory also (i.e. you literally only want to filter inactive 0 stock, but inactive with negative stock is valid) then change like this:
SELECT * 
FROM ITEM
WHERE Active = 1
   OR Stock <> 0;

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aerick911Author Commented:
This was the best solution, seemed more efficient than the union query which would also work.
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