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! ;-)
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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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