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Format Output of Select Statement

MikeM670 asked
Last Modified: 2017-05-09
MS SQL 2014

Is it possible to format the output from a select statement?

Below is a simple select of the LastName field.  I want the results to be displayed with the underline.

Last Name

Select LastName as 'Last Name'
From mydatabase

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Okay thanks.

Your answer pointed me in the right directions.
This works for me.

select nm.PersonID as '<p style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Person ID</p>',

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