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I have a table with an amount field and a description field. The description field contains either 'Electric', 'Water' , Sewer, StormWater, Telecom, Fire, or Sanitation.  
I want to create a summary record that will have
LocationId,
ServiceAddr,
and a summed amt for each description (7 different fields. I can do this using Union all, and it works fine. I am wondering if there is a better way. I am attaching my code(partial)that works.UnionAll.txt
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by:Jim Horn
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At the risk of a knee-jerk 'what the heck are you trying to do here?', please provide us a data mockup of your source, and another one of your desired result set.

Guessing this will be pretty easy.
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Shaun Kline earned 2000 total points
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Based on the attached file, it appears you want to PIVOT your data. The following link on Microsoft's website provides documentation for this command (SQL Server 2005 and up):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177410(v=sql.105).aspx

Another example can be found at the link below which also includes an example for pivoting data on SQL Server 2000:

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/SQLExamples/Wiki/View.aspx?title=PIVOTData
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Thanks the pivot example is exactly what I am trying to accomplish.
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