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Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:25 PM
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Thank you all again. WayneS' solution works.
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josetur12 (3/13/2011)
Thank you all again. WayneS' solution works.


If you have the data to exercise Wayne's good solution, you might want to look into what a BCP format file does for performance. It contains mostly the same kind of data.


--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 7:43 AM


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Thank you all again. WayneS' solution works.


If you have the data to exercise Wayne's good solution, you might want to look into what a BCP format file does for performance. It contains mostly the same kind of data.


Dang it, you did it again. I was waiting to see if he tried this, and was then going to suggest the same.


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If you can't explain to another person how the code that you're copying from the internet works, then DON'T USE IT on a production system! After all, you will be the one supporting it!
Links: For better assistance in answering your questions, How to ask a question, Performance Problems, Common date/time routines,
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Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 9:02 AM


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BWAA-HAA!!! Great minds DO think alike! Sorry to steal your thunder, Wayne.

--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
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Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 9:14 AM


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If you can't explain to another person how the code that you're copying from the internet works, then DON'T USE IT on a production system! After all, you will be the one supporting it!
Links: For better assistance in answering your questions, How to ask a question, Performance Problems, Common date/time routines,
CROSS-TABS and PIVOT tables Part 1 & Part 2, Using APPLY Part 1 & Part 2, Splitting Delimited Strings
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