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TSQL : Select/Join works fine until I save it as a view?

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I have this view that I'm building (see below)...and in SSMS I can just highlight and run the 'select' part without errors, but if I execute this alter statement and then run a simple select of the view it errors out.  The error has to do with the "long" join line.


ALTER view [dbo].[vdvsalesorderline_cws] as

      a.sokey,a.trandate,ISNULL(a.chngorddate,a.TranDate) AS ChangeOrderDate,
from tsosalesorder a
      left join tsosoline b
            left join timitem d
                  left join tLCcosts_cws aj on cast(substring(d.itemid,2,2) as int)=cast(aj.pipesize as int) and substring(d.itemid,8,1)='8' and d.userfld2='Y' and left(d.itemid,1) in ('1','2','3','4','5','6','7','8','0')
            on b.itemkey=d.itemkey
      on a.sokey=b.sokey


** so if I highlight the 'select' code it runs just fine.  If I execute this code and it modifies the view and run a simple "select * from vdvsalesorderline_cws" it errors out with the error stating it cannot convert "ff" to an int...which I understand and that is why I had to put so many "and" statements on the join so that it wouldn't try to convert the rows that may have bad "pipesize" data.

I guess my question is why does the select alone work but it doesn't work as a view.  Does the execution act differently when running a select from a view?

This one is really puzzling me...any insight is GREATLY appreciated.
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