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Backups of SQL 2000 restored as SQL 2005

When a backup of a SQL 2000 database is restored as a SQL 2005 database it normally comes up with a property compatibility level of 80. If a script was applied to this using SQL 2005 TQL, would it still parse?

We have a supplier who repeatedly sends scripts written in SQL 2005 not SQL 2000 which is the database version. I am trying to find any reasonable explanantion as to why they should do this on so many occasions

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Why they do it is simple: they have poor quality control. It also ought to make you think that you could move this db into SQL 2005 mode without issues.

If I set one of my test SS2K8 databases to 80 mode, it still compiles and executes 2005/2008 based scripts with CTEs. My guess is that it is forward compatible.

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