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I am trying to get my sql query to work and it is not. It is telling me incorrect syntax near 'UNPIVOT'

i am using sql 2005(i know its not used but 3rd party software uses it)

WITH TESTTABLE AS
(
    SELECT    * 
    FROM      (
                  SELECT    xrefid,appdate, closedate, log_MS_DATE_HUDAPPROVAL
                      
                  FROM      emdb.dbo.calendarview
              )p
    UNPIVOT 
    ( 
        Result FOR eventdate  in (appdate, closedate,log_MS_DATE_HUDAPPROVAL)
    )unpvt
)

SELECT    T.xrefid,
          M.eventdate,
          M.Result,
          T.Total
FROM      Table1 T
          JOIN TESTTABKE M
              ON T.xrefid = M.xrefid

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by:Scott Pletcher
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Make sure the db compatibility level is not set to SQL 2000, which I think is 80.  That would cause "UNPIVOT" to be unrecognized syntax.

If it is, I think you can get around the issue by running the SQL from a db set to level 90, such as master or tempdb.
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I figured it out.
;WITH MyCTE AS
(
    SELECT    * 
    FROM      (
                  SELECT   *
                  FROM      emdb.dbo.calendarview 
              )p
    UNPIVOT 
    ( 
        EventDate FOR DateDescription in ([Appraisal Ordered],[Closing Date],[Application Signed],[Appraisal Recieved] ,[Approval To Close],[Insurance Ordered],[Title Ordered])
    ) as unpvt
)

insert into outlookreport.dbo.calendar (eventdate,item,xrefid)
SELECT    
          M.EventDate,
          M.DateDescription,
         
          T.xrefid
FROM      emdb.dbo.calendarview T 

          JOIN MyCTE M
              ON T.xrefid = M.xrefid

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by:desiredforsome
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yup
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