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Denormalize Excel Data

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I don't know that "denormalize" is technically the correct term, so to you database guys, I apologize up front, but it's the best I could come up with to describe my need.

I am being given the output of a relational database in Excel format, where there is a one-to-many relationship between "person name" and "position code". For each person, one row is output for each position held. The "key" is the name, which is the "one" side of the relationship.

I'm not bad with Excel, but this is beyond my pay grade: I want to have, for each name, a cell that has the concatenated set of positions to which that person is assigned. An example:

Input
Name   | Position
John   | AA
John   | BB
Tom    | AA
Harry  | BB
Harry  | CC
Harry  | DD
Desired Output:
Name   | Positions
John   | AA, BB
Tom    | AA
Harry  | BB, CC, DD
If at all humanly possible, I do NOT want to use VBA, and stay fully within the Excel environment to solve the problem.
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