generate a view

hi all how do i generate this view

create view tubos as
select min(size_1),max(size_1), long_desc2+' '+long_desc1,face,cedula_lb from pipe_pipe_spec group by long_desc2,long_Desc1,face,cedula_lb order by long_Desc2

La cláusula ORDER BY no es válida en vistas, funciones en línea, tablas derivadas ni subconsultas, salvo que se especifique también TOP.
the order clause is not valid in views functions on line, derrivated tables nor subconsults, even is specificated also TOP
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
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ORDER BY long_Desc2

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There's some quirky dang deal with SQL views where it doesn't allow ORDER BY without a TOP.

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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
but the top 100 think limit me to 100 records?
there are few more
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
TOP 100 limits to 100 rows, TOP 100 PERCENT effectively has no limit.
This is not an abundantly intuitive workaround I know..
ErnestoAuthor Commented:
Oh man
PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The reason for this "quirky" stuff is that YOU SHOULD NOT ORDER VIEWS.

Imagine a situation where you are using 2 or more views in a query, each of those views has been ordered, but the FINAL presentation requires it's own particular order. No problem just add an ORDER BY clause

HOWEVER now your server has wasted effort. The ordering of views leads to wasted effort and you should use an order by at the FINAL presentation.

So, create you view without the order, then select from the  view and order that.
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