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'Unpivot' in LINQ/C#

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Hi, I have a similar situation to the question linked below.  Basically I have a wide CSV file which looks like (basically):

Person, Status, Date, Answer1, Answer2 ... Answer 200.  
Bob, Done, 1/1/10,5,3, 6,4,2...and so on
Joe, Done, 1/1/10,5,2,2,1,5...and so on

Most answers are numeric, but some questions allow text.

I'd like to end up with:

Bob, Done, 1/1/10, 1, 5
Bob, Done, 1/1/10, 2, 3
and so on.

The volume of data is very manageable (maybe a few thousand respondents) and people will probably click an 'upload' button to import the result files- so I'd prefer to avoid SSIS/stored procedures if possible.  Is there a method in LINQ, or a reasonably easy procedure in C# to rework this and append it to a database?  

Many thanks for your thoughts!

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