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How do I pivot in a select statement

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Can anyone show me the syntax to simply pivot the results of a table.What I would like to get
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by:Big Monty
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have you looked at MSDN's documentation?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177410(v=sql.105).aspx
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Yes thank you, but I am not getting anyplace with the docs. I can't seem to make anything work since I need the ID or the Models to show as the column headers and I have no way of knowing the models in advance or what the ID is all of the docs just confuse me.
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by:Sharath
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What is your SQL Server version?
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2010
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) - 10.50.1617.0 (X64)
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by:Sharath
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Basically you want to transpose rows into columns and columns into rows.
Couple of questions.
1. Why do you want data in that way? Why I am asking is, if you have hundreds of records, converting them into columns is not a good idea. BTW, how many records/columns do you have in your table?
2. You have an ID column? Is it a unique value incremented by 1 for each record?
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by:GD_GRAY
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[1.] Its for a report displayed as a grid, and in printing out the report most of the columns coz the report to extend way beyond the boundaries. Plus ++ the look is much cleaner with fewer pages.

[2.] Table has 96 columns, but each query will be a group of them the largest group of 23 and it will be for a single instance. "SELECT column's3, 4, 5 FROM myTable WHERE column2='X' "

Column1 is the ID column and it is a unique value incremented by 1 for each record.
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Thank you, I was sure I viewed every link on stack but I missed that one.
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