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Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

I have this list:

Name1;Name2;Name3; etc.

And need to write code to pivot it to this:


Any suggestions?

RE: Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

Vague question, so one of the answers: replace ; with Enter / hard return

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RE: Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

To be more specific, I need to create a column populated with names that are semi-colon delimited.
I do have this, but would like to insert into separate rows into a single column.


DECLARE @TestString varchar(max), @NewString varchar(max)

SET @TestString ='Name1111;Name2;GalvestonIsland;Name3;Name33333;Name444;'
SET @NewString =REPLACE ( @TestString , ';' , CHAR(13) )--hard code a new line feed
PRINT @NewString; 

I suspect I'll need to iterate through the string, or use SSIS for a quick load into a table.

RE: Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

I am thinking this is a limited example any you want to combine multiple items from a table.

Take a look at FOR XML PATH here in the forums and google


RE: Need to pivot semi-colon separated names

Thanks everyone! smile

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