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Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 2 - Dynamic Cross Tabs


Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 2 - Dynamic Cross Tabs

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Comments posted to this topic are about the item Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 2 - Dynamic Cross Tabs

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Another masterpiece.

Small typo -
You have a single quote missing at the end of the date for the code under OLD fashioned swap.

"SET @EndDate = '2008-01-15 "

"Keep Trying"
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Chirag (12/3/2008)
Another masterpiece.

Small typo -
You have a single quote missing at the end of the date for the code under OLD fashioned swap.

"SET @EndDate = '2008-01-15 "


Thanks Chirag. I don't know how the heck I do that... I'm real careful about testing the code before I put it in the article, but I guess I haven't mastered the art of copy'n'paste, yet. Blush As much as I reread these things before I submit them, I also miss the occasional truncation of a word or the misspelling of "an" as "and" or have an out-of-place "the" in the text. I've found a couple of such errors, unfortunately, after the article was published. Guess I can't add "proof reader" to the resume.

Thanks again for the catch.

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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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Jeff excellent. Before reading this I was going through the discussion of your part 1 article. As I said before I learnt lot from your discussions also. Smile This is awesome series.

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Thanks for the great feedback Anirban. Great to know that folks get things out of these articles. Smile

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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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Another Great article Jeff. Very informative and useful.

-Luke.

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Great article Jeff!
Do you think this will perform better than a dynamic pivot?
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I also enjoyed the article. I like that you include applications and explanations of best some practices, e.g. the discussion on using a SELECT instead of an IF under the Variables for the Start and End Dates section. It is quite helpful that the article is linked to other articles for more basic information. I also like that you distinguish between a best practice and a my-preference.

Thanks. Smile

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Awesome! Having spent years using all sorts of languages to prepare cross-tabs, I really love the results here.

I, too, went back and read the discussion on the first article. Actually, my main reason for this post is so I get emailed on this discussion! Smile

Thanks, Jeff!
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ggraber (12/3/2008)
Great article Jeff!
Do you think this will perform better than a dynamic pivot?

Thanks for the feedback and absolutely! Smile

--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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