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SQL Server Pivot Query using like rather than absolute value

gwarcher asked
Last Modified: 2015-02-27
I am running a simple sql server pivot query.  I tried to google this but because the word "like" is such a common word I can't get a good answer.  

Can I run a PIVOT query using the LIKE syntax ['%data%'] instead of using the absolute value in the field?  I have a large dataset where some of the values may be different but at least one word will be constant.  I am trying to avoid a long and arduous clean-up process.

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