SQL or Crystal repors to enable single row record

I will describe the issue as best I can!

I am not able to change the DB structure as it is a commercial DB.

Scenario: I have 2 tables, orders and consultants as follows


person        role
person1      sales
person2      Account manager
person3      sales
person4      Account manager

These tables are linked, the issue is when running the query i get the following

orderID             person      
1001                  person1
1001                  person2      
1002                  person3
1002                  person4

What I need to achieve is:

orderID          Sales                 Account manager
1001               Person1            Person2
1002               person3            person4      

Any pointers or help would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks in advance,

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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Insert, CrossTab.
Row: Order ID
Column: Role
Summarized Field: MAX of Person
kaleesAuthor Commented:
Hi Many thanks for your prompt reply.

While that goes some way to the perfect result when exported to csv it is not all in a single row so is not easy to work with as in reality I have more than just the orderID .

sorry for causing any confusion.

Do you have any further suggestion for addressing this?


Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
In that case, you probably need to create a formula for each possible column, group on Order ID, and arrange the formulas in the Group Footer.  Suppress the detail.
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Just to clarify, the formula for Account Manager would be something like:
IF Role = Account_Manager Then Person Else ""
Then, in the group footer for ORDER ID you would show the MAX of that formula per Order ID.
Repeat as separate columns for each Role.

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