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id               date                        time
id1             11/8/2013                900
id1             11/8/2013              1000
id2             11/8/2013                910
id2             11/8/2013              1010

if I have data like the above and I want to rearrange it like this:
id               date                        time1          time2
id1             11/8/2013                900           1000
id2             11/8/2013                910           1010

What is the best sql to do that? Acceptable answer must be for sql server 2005 and sql only.
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by:Brendt Hess
ID: 39634769
There are a lot of assumptions that need to be made to answer this question. And this sort of looks like instructional work, not real world work.  This would not need to be pivot data at all, and as structured really is not suited to be pivot data.  

HINT: Look at using MIN, MAX, and GROUP BY for your query.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Are there only ever two times per ID/date, or can there be just one or >2?
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by:qube09
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generally but could be four
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Sharath earned 250 total points
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try like this.
;WITH CTE AS (SELECT id,[date],[time],
				     ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY id,[date] ORDER BY [time]) rn
				FROM your_table)
SELECT id,[date],
       MAX(CASE rn WHEN 1 THEN [time] END) AS time1,
	   MAX(CASE rn WHEN 2 THEN [time] END) AS time2,
	   MAX(CASE rn WHEN 3 THEN [time] END) AS time3,
	   MAX(CASE rn WHEN 4 THEN [time] END) AS time4
  FROM id,[date]

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by:PortletPaul
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ID: 39635630
nb: line 9 in the comment above should read "FROM CTE" and probably was going on with an extra line for "order by id, [date]"

Another vote for using row_number() as Sharath has, my only additional comment is that you don't have to use the CTE approach, a nested subquery containing the row_number() would work just as well.
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