CrossTab View?

In my SQL DB I have a table 'tblInstallPay_TaxAuthorities'.  The pertinent fields in the table are 'InstallPayHdrID' (Int) and 'Parcel' nvarchar(30).

A given InstallPayHDrID may appear multiple times.  For a given InstallPayHdrID a Parcel may appear mulltiple times.

'ID'     'Parcel'
123    Parcel1
123   Parcel2
123   Parcel1
123   Parcel3


I have reporting requirement to list all of the Parcels associated with an InstallPayHdrID on one line.

So if InstallPayHdrID 123 has 3 parcels associated it would show as
123     Parcel1 Parcel2  Parcel3

My initial plan was to write a routine reading a view that groups the InstallPayHDrID and Parcels.

For each ID I would lop thru building a sting of the associated parcels.

I'm wondering if there is a way to create a view that will do this for me.  Each returned line in the view would have two fields.
1 The InstallPayHDrID
2. A string of all the parcels associated with that InstallPayHdrID, with each Parcel only being listed once.

Can it be done?  If not I'll just go back to my looping routine.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
To pull this off you can mimic the T-SQL code in the article T-SQL:  Normalized data to a single comma delineated string and back, top section, replacing all the table and column names to match your situation, and replacing the comma with a single space.
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
I strongly suggest using an inline-table-valued function for best performance and ease of use, which you use a CROSS APPLY to invoke when needed  For example:

SET ANSI_NULLS ON;
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON;
GO
CREATE FUNCTION dbo.Get_InstallPay_Parcel_List
(
    @ID int
)
RETURNS TABLE
AS
RETURN (
    SELECT '' + Parcel AS Parcel_List
    FROM (
        SELECT DISTINCT Parcel
        FROM dbo.tblInstallPay_TaxAuthorities
        WHERE ID = @ID
    ) AS derived
    ORDER BY Parcel
    FOR XML PATH('')
);
GO

--then to use the function:
SELECT mt.*, gipl.Parcel_List
FROM dbo.main_table mt
CROSS APPLY dbo.Get_InstallPay_Parcel_List (mt.ID) gipl
GO
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mlcktmguyAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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