troubleshooting Question

add comma-delineated column into SQL output

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Evan CutlerFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I have this SQL:
      SELECT A.PK, A.Title, LEFT(A.Text, 25) + '...', a.date_entered, C.Concentration
      from Advertisements A
      join  [Concentration-Advertisement] CA
      ON A.PK = CA.FK_Advertisement
      join Concentrations C
      ON CA.FK_Concentration = C.PK;

the C.Concentration field lists the field that the Advertisement is associated with.
what happens is rows repeat Advertisement info, because it is a 1 to many ratio.

Instead, I want the C.Concetration to represent a comma-delineated list of the concentrations for one row per advertisement.

Below is the table reference...
PK, Title, Text, Date


PK, Concentration

Thank you.
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