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Concatenation or pivot in SQL

Concatenation or pivot in SQL

(OP)
I deleted my old post and reposting since I did not make myself clear what I was looking to do.

I have a 4800 approx. row database in SQL Server. I need to either take that data and in SQL Server perform SQL code to be able to pivot the data. An example of some pivot code is:
SELECT 'AverageCost' AS Cost_Sorted_By_Production_Days,
[0], [1], [2], [3], [4]
FROM
(SELECT DaysToManufacture, StandardCost
FROM Production.Product) AS SourceTable
PIVOT
(
AVG(StandardCost)
FOR DaysToManufacture IN ([0], [1], [2], [3], [4])
) AS PivotTable;

I have attempted to apply this methodology but I have too many rows and not sure quite how to get what I need done. So my option number 2 was to try concatenation in Excel.

I thought I could do an extract of the raw data into Excel and then some sort of concatenation formula to say if Column A is the same concatenate all the other columns associated. So if Column A2 through A3 is identical concatenate anything in B2 through X3. Everything varies. I attached an example of an extract from the database that is the data have and then below is an example of the need. I don't want to have to do an extract and manually do all this. I am sure there is a way just not sure of that way and what the right process or path is to take.

RE: Concatenation or pivot in SQL

Hi, tmcrouse (Programmer)

Good news. You can program a solution in Excel VBA.

I'd suggest asking for help in forum707: VBA Visual Basic for Applications (Microsoft).

However, I have a question regarding

Access2Care | Simply Health | Call Center, Claims, Credentialing, Member Outreach, Provider Outreach, Network,

...however, column B for Access2Care has either Simply Health or NOTHING. The column C values for Simply Health only has 4 values, not 5 (not Network).

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Concatenation or pivot in SQL

(OP)
Thanks, I actually figured out a way to do it with separate pivots in sql server. I opted for this solution because this is going to change time and time again the more the folks that update sharepoint add data and I have to align as well as make what they change in sharepoint look right in the backend database. Because in the end sharepoint they want 1 row per delegatename but in backend it is distinct across many things. so this is part of what I did


/*now work with the multiple delegatesfunction to find out how many delegatesfunction are per delegatesname do a count*/
select distinct delegatesname, delegatesfunction into deletest from deleb where msoname is not null group by DelegatesName, delegatesfunction;
select distinct delegatesname, COUNT(delegatesfunction) as a from deletest group by DelegatesName order by a desc;/*the most right now is 10*/

select distinct delegatesname, delegatesfunction1, delegatesfunction2, delegatesfunction3, delegatesfunction4, delegatesfunction5, delegatesfunction6, delegatesfunction7, delegatesfunction8,
delegatesfunction9, delegatesfunction10 into deled/ *holds the delegatesfunction retain until last final query*/
from (select delegatesname, delegatesfunction, 'delegatesfunction' + CAST(row_number() over(partition by delegatesname order by delegatesname) as varchar(50))columnsequence
from deletest
) temp pivot(max(delegatesfunction)
for columnsequence in (delegatesfunction1, delegatesfunction2, delegatesfunction3, delegatesfunction4, delegatesfunction5, delegatesfunction6, delegatesfunction7, delegatesfunction8,
delegatesfunction9, delegatesfunction10)) piv;

drop table deletest;

RE: Concatenation or pivot in SQL

This assumes a max of 10 rows of column C values.

Might just BREAK if that row count is ever exceeded.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

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