Heh... the most correct answer wasn't available, which would be "The source of a lot of XML that requires a lot of extra processing to derive information from in a tabular format". 😀 😀 😀
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.
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
"Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!" Helpful Links: How to post code problems How to Post Performance Problems Create a Tally Function (fnTally)