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Multiple Values in SQL table returned in single column separated by commas

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Hi Experts,

I have a SQL Server table of short (nvarchar 75) answers filed using a code to group them by. I'm wanting to run a query that will return all answers given for a specific code separated by a comma.

For example:
100    Apple
100    Orange
100    Pear
200    Grape
200    Tangerine

Query returns for group 100:
Apple, Orange, Pear

I've used FOR XML PATH in the past but was hoping to find a different approach. Thanks,

JackW9653
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Rajkumar Gs earned 2000 total points
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Using COALESCE . Refer this example
stackoverflow.com/questions/655197/converting-rows-into-columns-in-t-sql-sql-server-2005

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by:JackW9653
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Hi Raj,

Thanks for your reply. I used COALESCE and was getting extra characters between text and comma, then I added a RTRIM statement and the world was right again.

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