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I have a table A
with 1 column
Table A
ColA
121
3423
4564
5435
63
76
8989

How can I write a select query which will output the results in this format
ColA
'121',
'3423',
'4564',
'5435',
'63',
'76',
'8989',

Thanks
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You can concatenate the quotes


SELECT '''' + Column1 + '''' AS quotedColumn1
FROM TableA




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If the content of the column is less than 128 characters, the you could also do the following...

 SELECT QUOTENAME(Column1,'''') AS quotedColumn1
FROM TableA;



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Jeff Moden (3/24/2014)
If the content of the column is less than 128 characters, the you could also do the following...

 SELECT QUOTENAME(Column1,'''') AS quotedColumn1
FROM TableA;



if its more then 128 characters, then you need a UDF something like this


declare @x nvarchar(max), @y nvarchar(max), @z nvarchar(max), @qt nchar(1);
set @qt = '"';
set @x = replicate('XYZ'+@qt,33);
set @y = quotename(@x,@qt);
set @z = @qt+replace(@x,@qt,@qt+@qt)+@qt;
select @x as '@x', len(@x) as 'len(@x)';
select @y as '@y', len(@y) as 'len(@y)';
select @z as '@z', len(@z) as 'len(@z)';


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Simple as

select char(39) + column + char(39)


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ascii value for comma
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sqlserver12345 (3/25/2014)
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this time the answer is 44 Cool
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this time the answer is 44 Cool



Heh.... I caught the reference. Too funny! :-P

--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.
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Thanks Jeff/Eirikur .Should have updated the forum.I got what I was looking for.Thanks again.
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this time the answer is 44 Cool



Heh.... I caught the reference. Too funny! :-P


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