creating a permanent table from the results of a select statement in sql server 2016

I have a SELECT statement that returns  a result set, I now want to create a table from the results set.
I ththought
SELECT INTO newtable
Select statement
would work but it doesnt...
any help appreciated, thanks
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Nitin SontakkeDeveloperCommented:
The correct syntax is as follows, did you try that?

INTO destinationTable -- This table will be created for you. Exactly same structure as sourceTable. Data types same. No defaults / constraints created.
FROM sourceTable

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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Nithin, can the sourceTable be a SELECT statement? Ive tried this but gets an error
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Yes, it can. You get a table with types and lengths derived from the SELECT results, so those might be a little off for you.
SELECT * INTO newtable
   Select statement
) data

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Remember: When using from (select ...) in MSSQL you always need to assign column aliases for expressions, and give the resulting "table" an alias too (which is data here).

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Nitin SontakkeDeveloperCommented:
Sure...why not! Just enclose the statement in brackets and give an alias. Always keep on posting errors for clarity.
blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your assistance, I had left out the alias, that was the issue
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