Create table from columns and values in another table.

I have a table, Table1, with several columns and values (columns are different datatypes) ---
COL1      COL2      COL3      COL4      COL5
0                0                 4                 = '3'         1

I want to take both the column name and the value and place into another holding table, Table2 --
COL1                      0
COL2                      0
COL3                      4
COL4                      = '3'
COL5                      1
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Najam UddinCommented:
from tab
  for COLUMN_NAME  in (COL1 ,COL2 ,COL3,COL4,COL5)
) u;

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OzarkSunshineAuthor Commented:
My initial column names are different, so I want to select all of them and place them and their value in a row in a new table.
Najam UddinCommented:
Can you please elaborate a bit?
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OzarkSunshineAuthor Commented:
I'm afraid I'm not to familiar with unpivot, so I'm reading up on it now.   I tried your solution above (thinking maybe you are answering my question, it just doesn't make sense to me) but I get the following error :

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 7
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'for'.
Najam UddinCommented:
Yes I did answer your question. Check the attachments.tableResult.png  Let knowme know if you more detail on anything

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OzarkSunshineAuthor Commented:
I recopied and then didn't get the error message, thanks for your help!
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