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-- how to get result  ',a,afsd' ?
select "id"=cast('a' as varchar(10)) into #a
insert into #a values ( 'afds')
insert into #a values ( 'a')
declare @text varchar (1000)
set @text=''
select distinct @text= @text +',' + id from #a order by id
select @text
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Question by:ill
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by:ill
ID: 11817999
almost forgot, without temporary table "select distinct * into #b from #a".
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 11818224
I am sorry, but I don't see what you problem is, what error you have etc.
Can you precise more, because the comment mentionnes a table #b which I don't see where it comes from and what it has to do with the "question"...

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by:ill
ID: 11818272
current result of above query is
",afds"
i need it to be
",a,afds"


@#b table. i can do it with temporary table table with distinct values from table #a.
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select "id"=cast('a' as varchar(10)) into #a
insert into #a values ( 'afds')
insert into #a values ( 'a')
select distinct * into #b from #a
declare @text varchar (1000)
set @text=''
select distinct @text= @text +',' + id from #b order by id
select @text
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 444 total points
ID: 11818332
ok, now I got it.

Instead of SELECT DISTINCT use GROUP BY

select "id"=cast('a' as varchar(10)) into #a
insert into #a values ( 'afds')
insert into #a values ( 'a')
declare @text varchar (1000)
set @text=''
select  @text= @text +',' + id from #a group by id order by id
select @text

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by:ill
ID: 11818354
shame on me :/. that's, what i was looking for.
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