Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How can I display repeating feilds horizontal using pivot

Posted on 2010-08-23
5
Medium Priority
?
361 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have this data

ID      Name      Code      Type
1      Sam      205      office
2      Sam      778      home
3      Sam      678      cell
4      Bob      789      office
5      Bob      167      home
6      Tim      556      cell

I want to create a view that will display the data this way

Name      Code1      Type1      Code2      Type2      Code3      Type3
Sam        205         office         778         home          678         cell
Bob        789         office         167         home
Tim                                                                              556         cell


How can I do this using pivot in SQL Server 2005
0
Comment
Question by:vraj20
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:ralmada
ID: 33503865
try the below:

DECLARE @strSQL varchar(8000) 
DECLARE @COLS VARCHAR(8000) 


SELECT @COLS = 	coalesce(@COLS+',', '') + 
		'max(case when [rn] = ' + rn + ' then [Code] end) as [Code' + cast(rn as varchar) + ']' 
		', max(case when [rn] = ' + rn + ' then [Type] end) as [Type' + cast(rn as varchar) + ']' 

from (
	select distinct row_number() over (partition by Name order by ID) rn from yourtable
) a 

set @strSQL = 'select 	Name, ' + @cols + ' from (select *, row_number() over (partition by Name order by ID) rn from yourtable ) t1 group by Name'

exec(@strSQL)

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:vraj20
ID: 33505352
'max(case when [rn] = ' + rn + ' then [Code] end) as [Code' + cast(rn as varchar) + ']'

What does rn represent?
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:ralmada
ID: 33505418
rn is just a column that I'm creating using the row_number() function to number code and types column like code1, code2, etc....
 
Hope this helps
0
 

Author Comment

by:vraj20
ID: 33511530
Thank you for your assistance. When I run your script I get these error message

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 7
Incorrect syntax near ', max(case when [rn] = '.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 11
Incorrect syntax near 'a'.
0
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
ralmada earned 2000 total points
ID: 33512072
yep, need a cast there and missed a plus sign.
DECLARE @strSQL varchar(8000) 
DECLARE @COLS VARCHAR(8000) 


SELECT @COLS = 	coalesce(@COLS+',', '') + 
		'max(case when [rn] = ' + rn + ' then [Code] end) as [Code' + cast(rn as varchar) + ']' +
		', max(case when [rn] = ' + rn + ' then [Type] end) as [Type' + cast(rn as varchar) + ']' 

from (
	select distinct cast(row_number() over (partition by Name order by ID) as varchar) rn from yourtable
) a 

set @strSQL = 'select 	Name, ' + @cols + ' from (select *, row_number() over (partition by Name order by ID) rn from yourtable ) t1 group by Name'

exec(@strSQL)

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will describe one method to parse a delimited string into a table of data.   Why would I do that you ask?  Let's say that you need to pass multiple parameters into a stored procedure to search for.  For our sake, we'll say that we wa…
Introduction: When running hybrid database environments, you often need to query some data from a remote db of any type, while being connected to your MS SQL Server database. Problems start when you try to combine that with some "user input" pass…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question