Sql query

Hello,

I am using a query  
      SELECT E.EmployeeID, E.Firstname,E.Lastname,E.Datejoined FROM                
       B35_Employees E  INNER JOIN B35_Cars C
       ON E.EmployeeID = C.EmployeeID
       WHERE (C.RegistrationNumber is not null and           C.RegistrationNumber <> '')order by E.Lastname ASC
which is returning duplicate rows

4      HQU      A      2000-01-01 00:00:00.000
2      CDE      B      2000-12-13 00:00:00.000
3      HIU      B      1998-03-01 00:00:00.000
1      ABC      C      2008-01-12 00:00:00.000
1      ABC      C      2008-01-12 00:00:00.000
1      ABC      C      2008-01-12 00:00:00.000

Any suggestion on using left join so that I dont get the repetition.
Cheers
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
For starters, give this a whirl..
SELECT DISTINCT E.EmployeeID, E.Firstname,E.Lastname,E.Datejoined 
FROM B35_Employees E  
   INNER JOIN B35_Cars C ON E.EmployeeID = C.EmployeeID
WHERE COALESCE(C.RegistrationNumber, '') <> ''
ORDER BY E.Lastname ASC

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RIASAuthor Commented:
Cheers mate!
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RIASAuthor Commented:
Just executed the query
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
Incorrect syntax near ','.

Cheers
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Double-click on the error message, watch the cursor jump to the offending line, then tell us what line that is.  Looking at the code I posted I don't see any orphan commas that would cause that error.
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