sql semi-colon WITH error syntax

Hi, I have a problem with the following code, giving the error below.  If I add a semi-colon before 'WITH' as it says to do when I've looked up the problem, it then returns that as an error so am stuck!  Any ideas of the correct syntax?

IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#TempTable') IS NOT NULL
    DROP TABLE #TempTable

CREATE TABLE #TempTable(
OrderBy int,
TotalUsers int,
FinancialYear int,
CombYear varchar(20),
Measure varchar(150))



INSERT INTO #TempTable (OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinancialYear, CombYear, Measure)

;With myTable as 
	(SELECT '1' AS OrderBy, count( D1.UserID) AS TotalUsers, FinYear, CombYr, 'Number of Active Accounts Created in Period' AS Name
FROM ext_User AS D1
INNER JOIN Dates
ON CONVERT(VARCHAR, UserCreated, 110) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, Date, 110)
where UserCreated < GetDate() and UserStatusCode = 'A'
GROUP BY FinYear, CombYr)

Select OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinYear, Sum(TotalUsers) OVER(ORDER BY FinYear) AS RollingTotal, CombYr, Name
from myTable

SELECT * FROM #TempTable

Open in new window



Error is:
Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 15
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'With'.
Msg 319, Level 15, State 1, Line 15
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'with'. If this statement is a common table expression, an xmlnamespaces clause or a change tracking context clause, the previous statement must be terminated with a semicolon.



With the semi-colon code is:

IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#TempTable') IS NOT NULL
    DROP TABLE #TempTable

CREATE TABLE #TempTable(
OrderBy int,
TotalUsers int,
FinancialYear int,
CombYear varchar(20),
Measure varchar(150))



INSERT INTO #TempTable (OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinancialYear, CombYear, Measure)

;With myTable as 
	(SELECT '1' AS OrderBy, count( D1.UserID) AS TotalUsers, FinYear, CombYr, 'Number of Active Accounts Created in Period' AS Name
FROM ext_User AS D1
INNER JOIN Dates
ON CONVERT(VARCHAR, UserCreated, 110) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, Date, 110)
where UserCreated < GetDate() and UserStatusCode = 'A'
GROUP BY FinYear, CombYr)

Select OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinYear, Sum(TotalUsers) OVER(ORDER BY FinYear) AS RollingTotal, CombYr, Name
from myTable


SELECT * FROM #TempTable

Open in new window


Error message is:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 15
Incorrect syntax near ';'.

Thanks in advance
deborahhowson00Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
The semi-colon is correct in that it has to be before any WITH construct.  I think Microsoft does that to make exam questions extra hard.

Without knowing anything about this code, try this...
;
With myTable as (
   SELECT '1' AS OrderBy, count( D1.UserID) AS TotalUsers, FinYear, CombYr, 'Number of Active Accounts Created in Period' AS Name
   FROM ext_User AS D1
      JOIN Dates ON CONVERT(VARCHAR, UserCreated, 110) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, Date, 110)
   WHERE UserCreated < GetDate() and UserStatusCode = 'A'
   GROUP BY FinYear, CombYr)
INSERT INTO #TempTable (OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinancialYear, CombYear, Measure)
SELECT OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinYear, Sum(TotalUsers) OVER(ORDER BY FinYear) AS RollingTotal, CombYr, Name
FROM myTable

Open in new window

0
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The problem is that each SQL statement should/could be terminated with a semi-colon. Due to the usage of the word WITH in other T-SQL statements the parser requires that the last statement before a CTE must be terminated with a colon.
Also your usage of the CTE is incorrect:

IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#TempTable') IS NOT NULL
    DROP TABLE #TempTable;

CREATE TABLE #TempTable
    (
      OrderBy INT ,
      TotalUsers INT ,
      FinancialYear INT ,
      CombYear VARCHAR(20) ,
      Measure VARCHAR(150)
    );

WITH    myTable
          AS ( SELECT   '1' AS OrderBy ,
                        COUNT(D1.UserID) AS TotalUsers ,
                        FinYear ,
                        CombYr ,
                        'Number of Active Accounts Created in Period' AS Name
               FROM     ext_User AS D1
                        INNER JOIN Dates ON CONVERT(VARCHAR, UserCreated, 110) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, Date, 110)
               WHERE    UserCreated < GETDATE()
                        AND UserStatusCode = 'A'
               GROUP BY FinYear ,
                        CombYr
             )
    INSERT  INTO #TempTable
            ( OrderBy ,
              TotalUsers ,
              FinancialYear ,
              CombYear ,
              Measure
            )
            SELECT  OrderBy ,
                    TotalUsers ,
                    FinYear ,
                    SUM(TotalUsers) OVER ( ORDER BY FinYear ) AS RollingTotal ,
                    CombYr ,
                    Name
            FROM    myTable;

SELECT  *
FROM    #TempTable;

Open in new window

0
Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Without having the exact tables, it's hard to answer your question.

However, I can confirm that the following does work:

IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#TempTable') IS NOT NULL
    DROP TABLE #TempTable

CREATE TABLE #TempTable(
OrderBy int,
TotalUsers int,
FinancialYear int,
GrandTotal int,
CombYear varchar(20),
Measure varchar(150))
go


With myTable as 
	(SELECT '1' AS OrderBy, count( D1.Users) AS TotalUsers, FinYear, 'CombYr' as CombYr, 'Number of Active Accounts Created in Period' AS Name
FROM ext_UserAudit AS D1
--INNER JOIN Dates
--ON CONVERT(VARCHAR, UserCreated, 110) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, Date, 110)
--where UserCreated < GetDate() and UserStatusCode = 'A'
GROUP BY FinYear)
INSERT INTO #TempTable (OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinancialYear, GrandTotal, CombYear, Measure)
Select OrderBy, TotalUsers, FinYear, Sum(TotalUsers) OVER(ORDER BY FinYear) AS RollingTotal, CombYr, Name
from myTable

SELECT * FROM #TempTable

Open in new window


Therefore, no semicolon, and the INSERT INTO goes after the WITH.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
@Philip, there is no statement before your CTE. Before the CTE is a GO. This is the SSME batch terminator. Thus no semi-colon is needed. This is a (:totally:) different case.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Query Syntax

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.