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how to make month name dynamic on pivot table

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Hello I have a stored procedure that at the end of it, produces a pivot output by month_quantity

The 12 months are static and I would like to learn if it is possible to, using the data, and code I have, to make the column names dynamic instead that always returning twelve.

I will use this code to later feed a SSRS report, that is if the column month names can be created dynamically.

Any information and/ or examples would be really appreciated.


Thank you very much.

p.s.

I attached some data and the code that produces the prepivot table and the output pivoted data set
pre-pivot-and-pivoted-output.txt
pivot-data-sample.xlsx
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To make the pivot column list dynamic you will need to use a dynamic SQL. In SQL Server you can assign your SQL statement into a nvarchar variable and then execute it using EXEC statement. Also, I recommend to stick with [Jan], [Feb], [Mar], etc instead of [Jan] AS [Jan_Qty] , [Feb] AS [Feb_Qty], etc. This way it will be easier to work with. Try this:
DECLARE @sql nvarchar(MAX)
DECLARE @cols nvarchar(200)
SET @cols = '[Apr], [May], [Jun], [Jul]'
SET @sql = 'SELECT  [TypeGroup], [Type], [Location] , ' + @cols +
'FROM  (SELECT [TypeGroup] ,[Type] ,[FiscalMonthName] ,[Location] ,[RemainingDailyQuantity] FROM  @Prepivot ) ' + 
'AS SourceTable PIVOT (SUM([RemainingDailyQuantity]) FOR [FiscalMonthName] IN (' +
@cols + ') ) AS PivotTable;'
EXEC @sql

SET @sql = 'SELECT  [TypeGroup] ,[Type] ,[Location] ,' + @cols + ', ISNULL(' +
REPLACE(@cols, ',', ', 0) + ISNULL(') + ', 0) AS [TotalQty] FROM  @OutTable;'
EXEC @sql

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great solution. thank you very much!
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