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The Compute Clause has been Discontinued.


Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 , Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and later.


The COMPUTE clause is on the list of discontinued database engine functionalities starting SQL Server 2012 as you can read here.

I tested this trying to run the following SELECT statement against an AdventureWorks database attached to a SQL Server 2012 instance:


SELECT CustomerID, OrderDate, SubTotal, TotalDue
FROM Sales.SalesOrderHeader
WHERE SalesPersonID = 35
ORDER BY OrderDate
COMPUTE SUM(SubTotal), SUM(TotalDue);


When I tried to execute the SELECT statement I received the following syntax error:


Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 5
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'COMPUTE'.



The solution to this is using the ROLLUP clause instead.

 

References.
 

Discontinued Database Engine Functionality in SQL Server 2012.
 

 

 

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