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Serial Number with COALESCE function

Posted on 2013-11-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Dear all,
I use The following :
DECLARE @Names VARCHAR(8000) ;DECLARE @i int=0; 
SELECT top 10 @Names = COALESCE(@Names +', ', '') + '[' + COLUMN_NAME+  ']' 
FROM dbo.site_DatabaseFields
where TABLE_CATALOG + '.' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '.' + TABLE_NAME  = 'JDB.dbo.Invoices'

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To Generate :
[AccNo], [Attach], [BankName], [Branch], [BranchSer], [CName], [City], [CriditPeriod], [CusPO], [DiffDay]

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I need to generate :
[AccNo] as Field1, [Attach] as Field2, [BankName] as Field3, [Branch] as Field4, [BranchSer] as Field5, [CName] as Field6, [City] as Field7, [CriditPeriod] as Field8, [CusPO] as Field9, [DiffDay] as Field10

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Question by:ethar1
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Robert Schutt earned 2000 total points
ID: 39636691
Try this:
DECLARE @Names VARCHAR(8000) ;DECLARE @i int=0; 
SELECT top 10 @i = @i + 1, @Names = COALESCE(@Names +', ', '') + '[' + COLUMN_NAME+  '] as Field' + CONVERT(varchar, @i) 
FROM dbo.site_DatabaseFields
where TABLE_CATALOG + '.' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '.' + TABLE_NAME  = 'JDB.dbo.Invoices'

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Expert Comment

ID: 39637575
just as a tip, you can use QUOTENAME

SELECT top 10 @Names = COALESCE(@Names +', ', '') + QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME)

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