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Posted on 2013-01-08
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HEllo there,

How can i have all the output of the result in this format record1,record2,record3.
the query i am running is SELECT name FROM username.now i want all of the name to be like this in the result name1,name2,name3. i am using MSSQL 2008.

cheers
Zolf
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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one possibility is this:
declare @res varchar(max)
set nocount on
select @res = coalesce(@res + ',', '') + name from username
select @res user_names

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another one:
SELECT STUFF(
             (SELECT ',' + name FROM username FOR XML PATH (''))
             , 1, 1, '') 

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cheers !!
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by:zolf
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Can you please explain what is FOR XML PATH ('')) does.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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please run these statements to "see" what it does:
SELECT ',' + name FROM username FOR XML PATH ('')
SELECT name FROM username FOR XML PATH
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