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How do I insert a line break into a sql query

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Can someone please tell me how to insert a line break so that i can tell one order from the other in the below code. The ord_number would be the break point. Like if it pulls two rows with 77888 as the ord_number it would put an mt row before it started the rows with 89564 as the ord_number.
SELECT Distinct orderheader.ord_number, orderheader.ord_refnum, orderheader.ord_hdrnumber, stops.stp_type, stops.cmp_name, company.cmp_address1, company.cty_nmstct, stops.cmp_id, stops.stp_phonenumber, stops.stp_schdtearliest, stops.stp_reftype, stops.stp_refnum, stops.stp_weight, stops.stp_weightunit, stops.stp_count, stops.stp_countunit
FROM orderheader, stops, company WHERE orderheader.ord_hdrnumber = stops.ord_hdrnumber AND orderheader.ord_status='AVL' AND company.cmp_id = stops.cmp_id ORDER BY orderheader.ord_hdrnumber, stops.stp_schdtearliest ASC

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by:khairil
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Hi,

you can use this.. add char(13) at the end of the selection, OR you can use <br>
if you like to view it in web page. However it is not the right format to do this. Why not just let the application front end do this job.

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SELECT Distinct orderheader.ord_number, orderheader.ord_refnum, orderheader.ord_hdrnumber, stops.stp_type, stops.cmp_name, company.cmp_address1, company.cty_nmstct, stops.cmp_id, stops.stp_phonenumber, stops.stp_schdtearliest, stops.stp_reftype, stops.stp_refnum, stops.stp_weight, stops.stp_weightunit, stops.stp_count, stops.stp_countunit, char(13) as linebreak
FROM orderheader, stops, company WHERE orderheader.ord_hdrnumber = stops.ord_hdrnumber AND orderheader.ord_status='AVL' AND company.cmp_id = stops.cmp_id ORDER BY orderheader.ord_hdrnumber, stops.stp_schdtearliest ASC
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Goood luck.

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Char(13) should work.. it would be better if you can post the expected result set for more help

Example For you ref:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SQL-Server-2005/Q_26426288.html



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by:Raja Jegan R
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Adding CHAR(13) would insert a line break at the specified location.
Can you give more detailed information with some sample result set along with expected result set to help you better..
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by:GD_GRAY
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Sure and thank you...
What I would like is to have a space or mt line separating each set of order numbers like the image.
Query3.jpg
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You will need to do an inner join and then using and then compare the order no with Order no in the next row.. use a case statement to add char(13) to your last column if the value in the next row is different from the present row value
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by:Raja Jegan R
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The kind of formatting as mentioned in the snapshot can't be done using SQL Server or T-SQL and it is recommended or can be easily done from the front end code or application..
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by:khairil
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Hi,

I'm sorry but truly I cannot see idea on having line break inside Excel like rows and columns.

But is you still insist then you should try using database Export Data command (right click on selected database in SQL Management Console, choose Export Data). Select local as your data source and Excel as your output, then instead of  copying data from table choose write specific query. Paste or write back you query and then continue until finish exporting.

Good luck.
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by:GD_GRAY
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I cant get this working but you all seem to have an idea, I just cant do it. But thank you anyway.
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