Sql server query syntax left() function

Posted on 2013-10-22
Last Modified: 2013-10-22
My goal:  Select all records from table Part_Serial_Number, column Part_No,  where the first character of Part_No = "P" and create a new table PS_Serial_Number with those records.

My current query fails with "Invalid column name "P":

INTO PS_Serial_Number
FROM  Part_Serial_Number
WHERE (LEFT(Part_Serial_Number.Part_No,1)) = "P"

Part_No is type nvarchar

I know this must be obvious, but I'm floundering...

Question by:gbnorton
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select *
from Part_Serial_Number
into PS_Serial_Number
where len(Part_No) >= 1
and substring(Part_No, 1, 1) = 'P'

(Strings are delimited by ticks, not quotes!)



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Thank you.

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