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SQL Help

SQL Help

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Hello,
I have data in a table that is identified by a fieldnum, if fieldnum = 1 then the answer column is a zip code. Each "chunk" of data also has an identifying number that shows which group goes together. Is there a way in sql code to "flatten" the data? Move each pice to a column so that each group is in one record?

Example:
Answer        EntityNum    FieldNum
44070            1112    1
OH            1112    2
Hamilton    1112    3
912 Street    1112    4
Fixed            1112    5
Joe Smith    1112    6
44612            1113    1
MI            1113    2
Wayne            1113    3
555 Street Ave    1113    4
Variable    1113    5
Sue Brown    1113    6

What I want is:
EntityNum Zip   Address Name Type  County
1112      44070 12 street    Fixed Joe Smith

RE: SQL Help

Something like this ?
SELECT A.EntityNum, A.Answer AS Zip, B.Answer AS State, C.Answer AS County, D.Answer AS Address, E.Answer AS Type, F.Answer AS Name
FROM yourTable A
INNER JOIN yourTable B ON A.EntityNum = B.EntityNum
INNER JOIN yourTable C ON A.EntityNum = C.EntityNum
INNER JOIN yourTable D ON A.EntityNum = D.EntityNum
INNER JOIN yourTable E ON A.EntityNum = E.EntityNum
INNER JOIN yourTable F ON A.EntityNum = F.EntityNum
WHERE A.FieldNum = 1 AND B.FieldNum = 2 AND C.FieldNum = 3 AND D.FieldNum = 4 AND E.FieldNum = 5 AND F.FieldNum = 6

Hope This Helps, PH.
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RE: SQL Help

Storing data like that will only cause problems. If possible, redesign the database.
 

RE: SQL Help

You can write a simple script to migrate data in a new table.
SQL is not the best solution in this case.
You can use .NET or any other language...

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