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Why this TSQL syntax error?

Hi, I'm using sql 2005 express.  The sub select query runs fine when I run it by itself.  But I got the following error when I embedded it in this Insert error?  Thanks.

INSERT INTO [MedDb].[dbo].[DegreeMajor]
           ([Major Title])
     VALUES
           (select distinct degree_Major from dbo.PersonDegree pd
                  where degree_Major is not null and degree_Major <> '.' and degree_Major <> '')


Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 6
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'select'.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 8
Incorrect syntax near ')'.
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lapucca
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lapucca
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enachemcCommented:
INSERT INTO [MedDb].[dbo].[DegreeMajor]
           ([Major Title])
           select distinct degree_Major from dbo.PersonDegree pd
                  where degree_Major is not null and degree_Major <> '.' and degree_Major <> ''


do not use values
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
try :
INSERT INTO [MedDb].[dbo].[DegreeMajor]
           ([Major Title])
           select distinct degree_Major from dbo.PersonDegree pd
                  where degree_Major is not null and degree_Major <> '.' and degree_Major <> '')

When using a subselect for an insert into you don't use the values keyword.
These are the valid statements :

Insert Into <table name>(<column name>) values(<set of values>)

or

Insert Into <table name>(<column name>) Select <Set of values> or <local variables> From <table name>


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HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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