SA0034 : Use parentheses to improve readability and avoid mistakes because of logical operator precedence
The topic describes the SA0034 analysis rule.
Use parentheses to improve readability and avoid mistakes because of logical operator precedence
When more than one logical operator is used in a statement, NOT is evaluated first, then AND, and finally OR. The Arithmetic (and bitwise) operators are handled before logical operators.
The use of parentheses, even when not required, can improve the readability of queries and reduce the chance of making a subtle mistake because of operator precedence. There is no significant performance penalty in using parentheses.
The rule has a Batch scope and is applied only on the SQL script.
Rule has no parameters.
The rule does not need Analysis Context or SQL Connection.
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1-- OR clause used without parenthesis 2SELECT title_id , 3 type , 4 price 5FROM pubs.dbo.titles 6WHERE type = 'physics' 7 OR type = 'architecture' 8 AND advance > 30 9 10SELECT title_id , 11 type , 12 price 13FROM pubs.dbo.titles 14WHERE type = 'physics' 15 OR ( type = 'architecture' 16 AND price > 30 ) 17 18SELECT title_id , 19 type , 20 price 21FROM titles 22WHERE ( type = 'physics' 23 OR type = 'architecture' ) 24 AND advance > 30
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