Using a temprary table as an array

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This script is used to extract from a temprary table
with long string all elements in an array format
length of 15 chars is assumed.

SET NOCOUNT ON
CREATE TABLE #array (k1 int identity, arraycol varchar(8000))

INSERT #array (arraycol) VALUES ('LES PAUL       '+
           'BUDDY GUY      '+
       'JEFF BECK      '+
 'JOE SATRIANI   ')
INSERT #array (arraycol) VALUES ('STEVE MILLER   '+
       'EDDIE VAN HALEN'+
 'TOM SCHOLZ     ')
INSERT #array (arraycol) VALUES ('STEVE VAI      '+
 'ERIC CLAPTON   '+
       'SLASH          '+
 'JIMI HENDRIX   '+
 'JASON BECKER   '+
 'MICHAEL HARTMAN')

DECLARE @arrayvar varchar(8000)
DECLARE @i int, @l int
DECLARE c CURSOR FOR SELECT arraycol FROM #array

OPEN c
FETCH c INTO @arrayvar

WHILE (@@FETCH_STATUS=0) BEGIN
  SET @i=0
  SET @l=DATALENGTH(@arrayvar)/15
  WHILE (@i<@l) BEGIN
    SELECT 'Guitarist'=SUBSTRING(@arrayvar,(@i*15)+1,15)
    SET @i=@i+1
  END
  FETCH c INTO @arrayvar
END
CLOSE c
DEALLOCATE c

GO
DROP TABLE #array

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