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Concatenating multiple rows into a string


Concatenating multiple rows into a string

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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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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.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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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.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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