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troubleshooting Question

Output Data to a Table

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I have the following query. I've tried to update a table (virtual in a SP) with the results, but I can't get it to work.

I've tried INSERT INTO (Fields.....) before the select last select statement, and I've also tried to copy the output into a ##TempTable (I don't want this, just experimenting) and neither process works.

How would I output the following query to a table?

if object_id('tempdb..#tmp_events','u') is not null
begin drop table #tmp_events end;

create table #tmp_events (RN int identity primary key, [date] datetime, EventClass char(1),StartDate datetime, EndDate datetime, [node] int);

insert #tmp_events ([date],EventClass,StartDate, EndDate,[node])
select [date]
      ,case when [EVENT] = 'START EVENT' then 'S'
            when [EVENT] = 'END EVENT' then 'E' else 'G' end as [EventClass]
      ,case when [EVENT] = 'START EVENT' THEN [DATE] ELSE NULL END AS [StartDate]
      ,case when [EVENT] = 'END EVENT' THEN [DATE] else NULL END AS [EndDate]
from #your_data order by [node],[date];

; with cte2 as
( select C.RN,C.[date],C.[EventClass],C.[node],C.StartDate, C.EndDate
        ,case when C.[Node] <> isnull(P.[Node],0) then 'Y' else 'N' end as INC_Node
        ,case when C.startdate is not null and P.Startdate is null then 'Y'  else 'N' end as INC_Start
        ,case when C.enddate is null and P.enddate is not null then 'Y' else 'N' end as INC_End
  from #tmp_events C
  left outer join #tmp_events P on P.RN = C.RN-1    -- previous row
  select RN,[DATE],[EventClass], [NODE],groupvalue --,StartDate,EndDate, INC_Node, INC_Start, INC_End --, dense_rank() over (order by groupvalue) as [Grouping]  
  from cte2 C
  cross apply (select count(*) as groupvalue from cte2 C2 where C2.rn <= C.rn and (c2.INC_Start = 'Y' or c2.INC_Node = 'Y' OR c2.INC_End = 'Y') ) G
  order by RN;

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