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I have a view definition that references a linked JDE server. Querying the view is now giving some very strange results. If I perform a SELECT * I get all the results (619 rows) back but if I try SELECT TOP 1000 * or query for each column individually I get the following error:

Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value 'A' to data type int.

UPDATE: Thanks for the suggestions. It turned out to be a data issue where someone has added codes A, G, and R to the JDE table used to hydrate a relationship that requires an int code in SQL Server. It doesn't explain the weird behaviour but it does address it.

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And the view looks like...? – gbn Jul 14 '11 at 10:21

I suspect you need to run sp_refreshview

See this on SO "“select * from table” vs “select colA, colB, etc. from table” interesting behaviour in SQL Server 2005"

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+1 I thought that only oracle has so problems. :). Ms is growing up to the level of oracle and does the same mistakes. :) – garik Jul 14 '11 at 13:43
Thanks for your suggestion - It didn't help (see my comment above) but I'll keep it in mind for future reference. – David Clarke Jul 14 '11 at 21:23

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