Crosstab Query

In MS Access, there is a command TRANSFORM... PIVOT... to produce a crosstab query.

Is there any command or functions that is similar to the TRANSFORM... PIVOT... command of MS Access??

shlikjohnAsked:
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andrewstCommented:
Reporting tools have such features - e.g. Oracle Reports can create "matrix reports".   SQL Plus and the SQL language do not.  A standard way to create a crosstab query in Oracle SQL is:

select s.region,
         sum( decode( s.year, 2001, s.value, 0 )) sales_2001,
         sum( decode( s.year, 2002, s.value, 0 )) sales_2002,
         sum( decode( s.year, 2003, s.value, 0 )) sales_2003,
         ...
from sales s
where ...
group by s.region;
 
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
The simple answer is: No.  The comment from andrewst describes the two most common ways to accomplish this in Oracle, but they each have disadvantages.  The first approach requires buying (and learning to use) Oracle Reports, and this is not the most user-friendly reporting tool on the market.  The second approach (with "decode") requires you to know and write code for all of the different possible values in the data.
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