Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


create pivot

Posted on 2014-02-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-02-17
Hello Experts,

How I can achieve my desired pivot?

Please refer to the attached image.


Question by:JimiJ13
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
ID: 39864709
Here you go.  Copy the below code and paste in SSMS, then execute, then modify to meet your needs.


Limitation: The 0-4 are hard-coded, so if you ever have more than 4 you'll have to manually add that to the T-SQL.
CREATE TABLE #pivot (id int, msg varchar(50))

INSERT INTO #pivot (id, msg) 
   (0, 'message content 1'), 
   (1, 'message content 2'), 
   (2, 'message content 3'), 
   (3, 'message content 4'), 
   (4, 'message content 5') 

SELECT 'Message Content' AS message_content, 
[0], [1], [2], [3], [4]
(SELECT id, msg
    FROM #pivot) AS pvt
FOR id IN ([0], [1], [2], [3], [4])
) AS PivotTable;

Open in new window


Author Closing Comment

ID: 39865727
Thank you for a quick solution and for pointing me to right reference.
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 39865760
Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SQL Server engine let you use a Windows account or a SQL Server account to connect to a SQL Server instance. This can be configured immediatly during the SQL Server installation or after in the Server Authentication section in the Server properties …
In this article I will describe the Detach & Attach method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question