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Concatenating multiple rows into a string


Concatenating multiple rows into a string

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Gianluca Sartori
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How to build a string concatenating values from multiple rows.

Example:

RowId Name
----- --------
1 Articles
2 Forums
3 Scripts
4 Surveys

Requested output:
Articles, Forums, Scripts, Surveys



There's a good article at Simple Talk, haven't found one here on SSC.

I see this asked over and over on the forums.

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I'll take this one.

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Excellent, no hurry, Lynn

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I believe that Wayne S. did this one already.

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I always point folks to this one:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/FOR+XML+PATH/70203/


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Craig Farrell (6/23/2011)
I always point folks to this one:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/FOR+XML+PATH/70203/


Ah! I didn't notice it. My bad. Blush
Thanks for the pointer.

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Craig Farrell (6/23/2011)
I always point folks to this one:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/FOR+XML+PATH/70203/


For delimited lists, I point folks to this one:
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/comma+separated+list/71700/

--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.
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