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Give Varibale as column name


Give Varibale as column name

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Jeff Moden
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There's not always a report writer to be had or allowed to be had, Joe. Learning how to do a cross tab on all sorts of data is an essential skill.

While I agree with everything you said in your latest post above, there was no need for you to bust the OPs chops in the post previous to that nor do I agree that it takes 2 to 3 years to teach someone to be really "useful" at T-SQL. Your comments were inappropriately negative. If you spent less time being negative with the student, there'd be more time to teach and exercise the student. Take the negativity out and you could probably get it down to 6 months or so.

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Jeff Moden (11/3/2012)
... Take the negativity out and you could probably get it down to 6 months or so.


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CELKO (11/3/2012)
He's not building a table, Joe. He's trying to build a dynamic cross-tab report.


That is even worse; he does not know how to use a report writer


What really amazes me about this comment is that your book (SQL for Smarties - Advanced SQL Programming - Third Edition) speaks specificially of why you might want to do a crosstab. I quote from Section 23.7 with the title of "Cross Tablulations" on page 538...

However, if you have to use the reporting package on the client side,
the extra time required to transfer data will make these methods on the
server side much faster.


So stop badmouthing the OP on what you, yourself, have justified in writing. At least read your own book before going negative on someone! ;-)

--Jeff Moden

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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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CELKO (11/4/2012)
2) When the SQL is up to the task and efficient, do it in the database. In recent years that has meant more basic aggregation has been put into queries (rollup, cube, et al).


That sometimes requires the naming of columns, Joe. There's no harm in doing so, either. The columns have to be named one way or the other.

--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.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

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