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hi im trying to select the companyname and orderdate for customers in madrid or paris.  I also need to include all customers even if they have no orders.  This is what i have so far.

im getting this error

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 3
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'where'.
select c.company, o.orderdate, c.city
from customers as c inner join orders as o
where c.city = 'madrid' or c.city = 'paris'

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AneeshDatabase Consultant
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Commented:
select c.company, o.orderdate, c.city
from customers as c inner join orders as o
on  c.city = 'madrid' or c.city = 'paris'

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its giving this error

Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid column name 'company'.
AneeshDatabase Consultant
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you should check and see whether the table customers has the column named 'company'
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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you need a LEFT join.
in regards to:
>Invalid column name 'company'.
you need of course to put the correct column name(s)


select c.company, o.orderdate, c.city
from customers as c
left join orders as o
  on o.customer_id = c.customer_id
wher ec.city = 'madrid' or c.city = 'paris'
Chris LuttrellSenior Database Architect
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Why did you give example code that selected a column called "c.company" and then ask why you get an error "Invalid column name 'company'", we don't know what your columns are, you have to supply that fact or change them to the real names if you are making them up for the example.

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sorry about that i meant companyname
Chris LuttrellSenior Database Architect
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np, thanks, glad to be of help.

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