SQL - STUFF

I need to return data from multiple rows in one field.  Example:

fkid     name
1         john
1         Tom
1         Jane

I am using Stuff.  When it displays on the webpage it displays as John, Tom, Jane

When I export it (I have an export to excel feature) it shows as

<name>John</name><name>Tom</name><name>Jane</name>

I want it to export without any XML.  I just want to see John, Tom, Jane.

Any ideas?
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CipherISAsked:
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
Try this:

SELECT  a.fkid,
        SUBSTRING((SELECT ', ' + name FROM YourTable b
        WHERE  b.fkid = a.fkid
        FOR XML PATH ('')), 3, 9999) AS NameList
FROM    YourTable a

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CipherISAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I changed just one value and it works great.

SELECT  a.fkid,
        SUBSTRING((SELECT ', ' + name FROM YourTable b
        WHERE  b.fkid = a.fkid
        FOR XML PATH ('')), 2, 9999) AS NameList
FROM    YourTable a

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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
That FOR XML PATH is the bomb. It's great for making lists. Glad that helped.
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