I'm working on an MS SQL server TSQL script which seems easier than it is.
Using MS SQL Server 2008 R2 I'm working with a single table which contains
records having a field OBJECT, a field TYPE, and a field VALUE.
There are 8 TYPEs in use and a single VALUE and OBJECT name on each record.
The same OBJECT name may appear on multiple records having different TYPEs,
however there are no such rows which have the same TYPE for the same OBJECT.
I'm trying to obtain rows using SELECT with no more than 1 row per OBJECT
an OBJECT field and fields containing VALUE or blank ('') for 8 different
fields of TYPE.