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SQL 2008 Query to produce a report

Posted on 2015-01-30
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Last Modified: 2015-01-30
Dear Experts,

This should be simple, but I’m having a brain dead day.  A day where you leave your coffee on top of the car and drive off.  I want to produce a query where the results show on each row the StudId in one column and his Scores in the second columns separated by a comma.

StudId   Scores
1            81,92,99,65,78,56
2            83,89,43,72,65,77
35         98,96,83

I have attached code to create the test table and insert the raw data.
Question by:wdbates
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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40580057
Can I just say "thank you". So few people actually give us a sample data and sample structure. So:

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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 1000 total points
ID: 40580071
 (SELECT ',' + cast (s.[Score] AS VARCHAR(20) )
FROM dbo.Scores s
WHERE s.studID = o.studid
ORDER BY s.[Score]
FOR XML PATH('')),2,200000) AS CSV
FROM dbo.Scores o
GROUP by studID
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by:Phillip Burton
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ID: 40580072
select StudID, 
STUFF((select ', ' + CONVERT(VARCHAR(10),[Score]) from dbo.Scores as T
where T.StudID = S.StudID
FOR XML PATH ('')),1,3,'') AS Scores
FROM dbo.Scores as S
group by StudID

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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40580073
Ahhhh! 6 seconds!
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 40580087
@Philip, I waited for 5minutes before I posted my solution, I thought you became busy  after all we all have full time jobs..
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Expert Comment

by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 40580091
Phillip lost time thanking for the samples :)
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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40580101
It's true!
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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40580116
But it was worth it. How much easier does it make your life?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40580128
You guys are great!  I'm going half and half.  Aneesh, you were first, but Phillip through in STUFF()  which is something new for me.  I always like to learn something new.

Author Comment

ID: 40580439
Phillip,  Just noticed that your answer was not correct.  Where did the score of 1 come from StudId 1, and 3 from StudId 2 and the score of 8 from StudId35?  Let me know what you discover.  Thanks!

StudID      Scores
1             1, 92, 99, 65, 78, 56
2             3, 89, 43, 72, 65, 77
35             8, 96, 83

Correct answer:
StudId      CSV
1             56,65,78,81,92,99
2             43,65,72,77,83,89
35             83,96,98

Author Comment

ID: 40580810
Phillip, Had a chance to go back and look at your query and changed the STUFF value ,1,3,'' to 1,2,''.

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