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Change Result Set Columns to Rows

By Steve-105283,

I had a developer in my company come to me recently with a unique request.  He asked if there was any way for sql to return a result set that was flopped.  In other words he wanted the rows to be columns and the columns to be rows. 
So that a result set like this:

Col1    Col2    Col3
A    B    C
D    E    F

would look like this:

ColName    Val1    Val2
Col1        A    D
Col2        B    E
Col3        C    F

Seems like this is one of those cool things you might can do with SQL but probably shouldn’t.  Well I couldn’t resist the challenge, so here goes.  If there is some better way to accomplish this I would love to see improvements.

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